British Daesh recruiter 'White Widow' killed in drone strike 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

News of her death was not made public amid fears that her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed, according to The Sun.

Sally Jones, who became known in British newspapers as the White Widow, was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike that took place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

Jones had fled Britain to join Daesh after reportedly falling for a militant hacker named Junaid Hussain. It quoted a Whitehall source as saying: 'The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa.

Jones had been going under the name Umm Hussain al-Britani, and issued threats against the United Kingdom from her twitter account, urging Muslim women to launch terrorist attacks during Ramadan.

According to The Sun, the government was informed by Central Intelligence Agency chiefs in June that United States forces had killed Jones in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border. Jones left a previous relationship to follow him to Syria, ...

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Jones, 50, was a high priority on the Pentagon's "kill list" because she was believed to have masterminded dozens of terror plots.

She encouraged followers to carry out attacks against the West while defending Isil's beheadings and vowing to do the same.

Major General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, said Jones would have been a "significant" target as a result of her alliance with Hussain and her role in recruiting IS fighters.

She was believed to have been living in Raqqa with her son and was in charge of training all European female recruits, or "muhajirat".

A young British boy appeared in an Isil propaganda video a year ago.

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