Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Punk singer-turned-ISIS recruiter 'killed' in drone strike

The Muslim convert fled Britain to join ISIS back in 2013 alongside toyboy lover Junaid Hussain, taking her then-nine-year-old son JoJo with her 'White Widow' reportedly killed by US drone strike
Howard Terry | 13 October, 2017, 00:24

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones, dubbed the White Widow, is understood to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike. She travelled to Syria with Joe "Jojo" Dixon, her youngest son from a previous relationship, later that year. Spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this".

A 2015 airstrike killed Hussain, and now experts say she died the same way, along with her 12-year-old son. Later, she became interested in music and played bass guitar in an all-girl punk band called Krunch.

A British woman who was an active online recruit for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was killed in a US drone strike earlier this year, The Sun newspaper reported Thursday.

United States intelligence forces have admitted they are not certain Jones was killed as it is impossible to retrieve DNA evidence.

If Jones was killed, she would have been the first woman to have been targeted in such a drone strike.

Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK. She was setting up all-female terrorist cells to attack Western countries, The Times of London reported.

Azadeh Moaveni, author of the book Lipstick Jihad, said that Jones had been one of Islamic State's "most iconic recruiters".

Also, Mrs. Jones encouraged people to attack Britain and gave instructions on how to construct a bomb in a home environment.

Jonesreportedly used an image of herself stylized as a nun and pointing a gun towards the camera when she posted propaganda online.

"The premise that Sally Jones and her son are dead is probably accurate".

Former Ministry of Defence head of counter terror Major General Chip Chapman said Jones' alliance with Hussain and her recruitment role would have made her a "significant" target.

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