Syria: Prominent British Jihadist Killed In U.S. Airstrikes

A leading British member of the Islamic State, known as Jihadi John, and three other foreign militants have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Raqqa, Reuters reported Nov. 13, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Briton was featured in Islamic State videos showing the killing of American and British hostages. An unnamed U.S. […]

A leading British member of the Islamic State, known as Jihadi John, and three other foreign militants have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Raqqa, Reuters reported Nov. 13, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Briton was featured in Islamic State videos showing the killing of American and British hostages. An unnamed U.S. official could not officially confirm the reports but said that the strikes had probably killed the man. The use of media as a tool of terror has become more common, but while criminals and terrorists can use technology to record and publicize their attacks, investigators can use the same tools to help prevent them

 

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