‘Jihadi John’ Believed Killed in US Drone Strike

'Jihadi John' Believed Killed in US Drone StrikeThe ISIS terrorist dubbed “Jihadi John”, who oversaw the brutal executions of American and Western hostages, was hit by a U.S. air strike Thursday night and is believed to have been killed, U.S. officials told ABC News.

One official said the jihadist, Mohammed Emwazi, was thought to be hit as he left a building in Raqqa, Syria, and entered a vehicle. The official called it a “flawless” and “clean hit” with no collateral damage and that Emwazi basically “evaporated.”

“U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, on Nov. 12, 2015 targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as ‘Jihadi John,'” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

“Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in the videos showing the murders of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages,” Cook said. “We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate.”

Diane Foley, the mother of Emwazi’s first victim James Foley, told ABC News Emwazi’s potential death would be “really a small solace to us.”

“This huge effort to go after the this deranged man filled with hate when they can’t make half that effort to save the hostages while these young Americans were still alive,” said Foley, who was been critical of the U.S. government’s hostage policy.

Richard Clarke, a former counter-terrorism advisor to the White House and current ABC News consultant, said, “Since ISIS has used propaganda and its ‘winner’ image to lure new adherents, when its propaganda figure is killed that makes it look more like a loser, more like the tide may be turning against it.”

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12 Responses to ‘Jihadi John’ Believed Killed in US Drone Strike

  1. Jihadi John: Live updates as ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi ‘killed’ in US airstike


    Speaking of the airstrike on Jihadi John, a senior US official has told Fox News: “We are 99 per cent sure we got him.

    “We were on him for some time.”

    CNN has also spoken to Pentagon sources, confirming that they are “confident” the ISIS terrorist is dead.

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