ISIS Confirms What US Already Said: Jihadi John Killed By Drone Strike

  • by: Alan Duke

The British terrorist known as Jihadi John, infamous for his threatening rants on ISIS execution videos, was killed by an drone strike in Syria, according to the latest issue of the terror group's magazine. It confirms what the U.S. military said in November, that a missile incinerated Mohammed Emwazi,a Kuwait-born British citizen, in November.

Emwazi, who was in his mid-20s, was identified as the masked man who spoke in a British accent and held a knife in the gruesome videos posted in Youtube starting in the summer of 2014.

IS magazine, which is a English-language ISIS propaganda tool, reports that he died instantly in the attack.

Watch this video of a Pentagon spokesman announcing Jihadi John's death in November.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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