November 13, 2015

Reports: Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" killed in drone strike

Rebel Staff

U.S. forces have reportedly killed the Islamic State terrorist known as "Jihadi John" in a drone strike in Syria.

A U.S. military source has told the BBC there was a “high degree of certainty” he had been killed in Thursday’s assault in the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital city of Raqqa.

Mohammed Emwazi, 27, a Kuwaiti-born British terrorist, appeared in the videos showing the murders of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages.

Citing sources in Raqqa, Rami Abdel Rahman, of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), told the Guardian:

“Four young men were in the car, including a British citizen who was a very senior figure […] We are 100% certain that he is dead. People have told us that there were a lot of [body] parts.”

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street (per the BBC), British prime minister David Cameron said the UK had been working “literally around the clock [with the U.S.]” to hunt down the Islamic State’s fanatical executioner.

Cameron reportedly said any successful attack would have been a “strike at the heart” of the Islamic State.

Precise details of the operation are sparse, although, as the Guardian reports, there is a strong possibility that the drone took off from a base across the northern border in southern Turkey.

In a statement from Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed that U.S. assets had carried out the strike.


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commented 2015-11-16 21:31:00 -0500
If “Jihadi John” has been killed by a drone strike, he certainly received his due punishment!
commented 2015-11-14 15:03:48 -0500
Enjoy Hell you worthless POS.
commented 2015-11-14 15:03:25 -0500
Richard you really need to grow up , Sorry Putin is not a great person. The US is not innocent either , but get real, commies have killed more people than anyone else in history. And the Ukraine does not need a Russian puppet so they threw him out, LEGALLY , try reading their constitution. He was booted out and did not give up his seat as the law required , so force was needed.
commented 2015-11-14 14:58:30 -0500
Jack Pallance , that is one of the things i do like about Obama as well.
commented 2015-11-13 17:43:42 -0500
Got to love those drones! One thing I give Obama credit for.
commented 2015-11-13 16:29:09 -0500
Good riddence to that trash!

- William F. Sheehan
Toronto, Ontario
commented 2015-11-13 15:17:35 -0500
We got him!
commented 2015-11-13 14:58:39 -0500
Good news, indeed. Keep an eye out for the next issue of Mclean’s.
commented 2015-11-13 14:27:37 -0500
Bravo Zulu, he probably did make his parents proud, hence the problem.
commented 2015-11-13 11:52:47 -0500
“Jihadi John killed” says the Pentagon… Same guys who still fund and arm “moderate rebels”.

Hey, Paul Bernardo has a new book out, written in prison. It’s called “MAD World Order”, talks shit about Russia using Al-Qaeda to take over the world. Paul Bernardo would fit right in at the Pentagon, plenty of psychopaths on the payroll over there.
commented 2015-11-13 11:31:12 -0500
If this is confirmed, I hope this cowardly pig rots in hell.If he is still alive lets hope they find him and then hang him.Better still hand him over to the Kurds and let let them be-head this evil piece of shit.
commented 2015-11-13 11:28:00 -0500
The annihilation of a few more cockroaches walking around pretending they are human beings, is always a good thing.
commented 2015-11-13 10:51:47 -0500
Good! Hope they spread evenly across the land the body parts of ISIS. The carrion eaters have to eat too. Makes for good fertilizer for the soil. I have nothing but anger and contempt for ISIS.
commented 2015-11-13 10:47:27 -0500
What goes around, comes around. Couldn’t of happened to a nicer bunch.
commented 2015-11-13 10:45:29 -0500
I am certain he made his parents proud