A female British recruiter for the Islamic State was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria three months ago.
Sally-Anne Jones, a 48-year-old from Chatham in Kent converted to Islam and joined the Islamic State while travelling in Syria in 2013.
Married to an IS jihadist, Jones has been a useful propagandist and recruitment asset for the terror group, using her social media accounts to extol the virtues of living in the so-called Caliphate and recruit women to the cause. She is believed to have been involved in planning a number of terror attacks on British soil, including a plot to assassinate the Queen and Prince Philip in 2015.
Jones’ husband, Junaid Hussain, was a talented computer hacker and considered a “high value target” by the US before he was killed in a drone strike in 2015.
Whitehall officials have not commented publicly on reports of her death, and it is impossible to confirm without collecting DNA evidence from the scene, but US sources are confident she was killed in an unmanned drone strike in June.