BREAKING: ISIS Lead Executioner “Jihadi John” Reportedly KILLED in U.S. Airstrike – American Military News

BREAKING: ISIS Lead Executioner “Jihadi John” Reportedly KILLED in U.S. Airstrike

According to multiple sources, including at least one high-ranking U.S. Department of Defense official, famed ISIS Executioner “Jihadi John” has been killed in a U.S. Drone strike in Raqqa, Syria.

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The British citizen believed to be born in Kuwait has been the popular face of the most gruesome ISIS execution/beheading videos released over the past year. This map, provided by RBSS (Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of incredibly brave activists that document the daily life inside of the ISIS stronghold.) shows some details of the event:

Map compiled by RBSS in Raqqa Syria

Map compiled by RBSS in Raqqa Syria

Some tweets that occurred as the events unfolded, prior to understanding WHO was being targeted:

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The “Clock Tower” they refer to is where ISIS in Raqqa performs many of it’s executions (of local citizens, their dramatic Hollywood-style executions are done in secret locations outside of the towns)

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According to Sky News:

An airstrike targeting the British IS militant known as “Jihadi John” has been carried out in Syria – and the US is “99% sure we got him”.

Activists in the IS stronghold said they counted 14 airstrikes between 11.51pm and midnight on Thursday.

They reported that one of the first missiles targeted a car near the city’s Islamic court – but the area was closed off by militants to prevent anyone from approaching.

Eyewitnesses in Raqqa told Sky News Jihadi John – real name Mohammed Emwazi – was taken to hospital after the strike, with IS claiming he was injured but still alive.

We will update this article as the situation develops, and as soon as a confirmation is received.