Daesh's British online recruiter 'White Widow' killed by USA drone

A British woman who was a key recruiting figure for Isis and who became a notorious hate figure in her home country has reportedly been killed by a missile strike by American forces on the Iraq/Syria border. The British woman left her homeland several years ago, fled to Syria and joined Daesh.

According to the newspaper the Sun, the news of the death of Jones for so long not reported for fear that with her could also kill her 12-year-old son Jojo.

Jones previously played in a punk band.

According to reports, Sally Jones - nicknamed the White Widow - was killed in a drone strike in June - but the details have only now been released.

Before fleeing to Syria, computer hacker Hussain admitted publishing Tony Blair's address in 2011 and was jailed for six months after making hoax calls to a United Kingdom counter-terror hotline a year later. She changed her name to Umm Hussein al-Britani, and soon became a high-profile figure of the group. Later married a computer hacker Gonad Hussein, who was killed in an attack by a drone in 2015.

Terry was adamant that it was absolutely right to kill her, regardless of what happened to her son. She gradually became a key recruiter for ISIS and soon topped the USA kill-list. She used Twitter to try to encourage more female recruits to come forward and offered advice on travel to Syria.

Later, Jones also images of her in a nun's costume with a gun and talked about her desire to behead Christians with a "nice blunt knife".

Officials said conditions on the ground prevent them from knowing for certain if Jones is dead, but her social media activity has been silent for months.

Major Gen Chip Chapman, the former head of counter-terrorism at the Ministry of Defence, told the Press Association that she would have been a "significant" target due to her marriage to Hussain and role as a recruiter.

  • Rogelio Becker