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ISIS confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the militant group appearing masked in a string of videos. (File photo:Reuters)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group confirmed Tuesday the death of British extremist "Jihadi John", saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in November.

Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the militant group appearing masked in a string of videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages.

In its online magazine Dabiq, the group said Emwazi was killed on November 12 "as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly".

The U.S. military had said at the time that it was "reasonably certain" he had been killed in the strike.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 KSA 09:04 - GMT 06:04
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