London refuses to confirm the death of a jihadist british in Syria

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

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

A former British punk rocker who became an Islamic State recruiter was reportedly killed by a USA drone strike as she attempted to escape Syria.

The british minister of Defense Michael Fallon has refused on Thursday to confirm the death of the mother of a british family who had joined the group jihadist islamic State in Syria. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later. She became known by her nickname "White Widow".

Jones' husband, 21-year-old Junaid Hussain who was a computer hacker from Birmingham and also an Islamic State member, was killed in a drone strike in the terrorist group's former stronghold of Raqqa, northern Syria, in August 2015.

News of Jones' death, though, hasn't been disclosed due to concern that her 12-year-old son also died in the strike, The Guardian report said.

Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent for the New York Times, also said two senior USA officials denied that Jones was dead.

Sources said he was not specifically targeted and it remains unclear if he died, the newspaper reported.

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On Twitter, she explained how to get to Syria, and published photos of her posing with a gun.

He said he would have preferred that Jones had faced trial, adding: "I represent a constituency that lost many people in 7/7 [the 2005 London bombings], and we remember what happened that day".

Major Gen Chip Chapman, the former head of counter-terrorism at the Ministry of Defence, told the Press Association that she would have been a "significant" target due to her marriage to Hussain and role as a recruiter.

"When you interrogate someone, you get more information", he said.

"If you take out those who are high value target women it is going to have an impact at the operation level of IS".

Jones in particular targeted young girls to travel to Syria and become jihadi brides and her husband reportedly ran a hacking unit for ISIS.

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