Friday, November 13, 2015 10:13 am
The United States said it was 99 per cent sure that a drone strike in the ISIS held Raqqa got British ISIS leader, Jihadi John.
Pentagon officials say they are ’99 per cent’ sure they have assassinated the ISIS executioner, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi.
The 27-year-old from London, who became the face of ISIS in their sickening beheading videos of Western hostages including two British aid workers, was ‘evaporated’ by a missile as he climbed into a vehicle.
A senior US defence official told Fox News: ‘We are 99 per cent sure we got him. We were on him for some time.’
The Kuwaiti-born militant, who moved to the UK when he was six years old, was blown up in a ‘flawless’ and ‘clean hit’, another defence source told ABC News.
According to a Mail Online report, there is a good chance his death will never be confirmed if his body has been incinerated and spies may have to rely on intercepting chatter from the jihadi militants to verify the report.
Emwazi has been the subject of an international manhunt for more than a year after he first appeared in a barbaric execution video in August last year.
He was top of the UK Government’s ‘kill list’ of up to a dozen radicals who ministers want killed in drone strikes and Downing Street today said Britain had been working ‘hand in glove’ with the U.S. to track him down.
*Read more at Mail Online : The drone is believed to have been tracking Emwazi for most of the day