Isis target Sally Jones, the White Widow from Chatham, ‘killed’ in US drone attack
PUBLISHED: 08:59 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 12 October 2017
Reports not confirmed by UK government but US sources ‘confident’ she is dead
Unconfirmed reports suggest a housewife from Chatham who became one of Britain’s most wanted Isis terrorists has been killed following a US drone strike.
According to reports, Sally Jones - nicknamed the White Widow - was killed in a drone strike in June - but the details have only now been released.
While the UK government is refusing to comment on issues of national security, sources within the US military told the Sun they were “confident” she has been killed.
It is not known if her 12-year-old son, Jojo, who it is believed she had been using as a human shield against such aerial attacks, was also killed in the attack.
Jones, 50, was a former punk rocker who became an extremist after marrying Junaid Hussain.
She fled to Syria in 2013 taking her young son with her. A second son, aged 20, is believed to have remained in the UK. Her husband was killed in 2015.
According to reports, official confirmation would only have been possible if remains had been checked against a DNA database - something not possible without the use of special forces on the ground.