'White widow' jihadi killed by United States drone

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She joined her husband Junaid Hussain, who was killed in 2015 - it was after this that she was given the nickname "white widow" by the British press.

In 2013, she left her home with her then 8-year old son Jojo - leaving her older son behind - to joine the Islamic State "caliphate". Spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this".

It is possible that her her 12-year-old son Jojo was killed with her.

In one conversation with an undercover journalist, Jones detailed the materials needed to make a bomb and said she could help construct a device remotely.

The British member of Islamic State Sally Jones is believed to have been killed, along with her 12-year-old son Jojo, in a USA airstrike. Hussain, a British computer hacker from Birmingham, was killed by a USA airstrike in 2015.

Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent for the New York Times, also said two senior USA officials denied that Jones was dead.

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Reports suggest she was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike as she was attempting to flee Raqqa in Syria heading to Syria stronghold Mayadin.

The world's most wanted female terrorist was recently killed by a United States drone in Syria. She gradually became a key recruiter for ISIS and soon topped the USA kill-list.

Born in the Greenwich area of London, she posted extremist comments online such as: "You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at Raqqa".

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 General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, told Sky News Jones was a "significant" target for the U.S. and UK.