According to authorities, Sally “White Widow” Jones, a notorious Islamic terrorist and mother of two, was killed during a drone strike. A former punk rock artist who converted to Islam, Jones became one of the top recruiters for the ISIS after fleeing her home country, ultimately suffering the same fate as Junaid Hussain, her husband, who died in an airstrike.
As reported by Fox News, Jones, who was born in Britain, died during a US drone strike conducted near the Syrian and Iraqi border in June. Her 12-year-old son, Jojo, is also believed to have been killed during the incident.
A British source familiar with the operation stated, “The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good riddance.”
“The premise that Sally Jones and her son are dead is probably accurate,” said an unnamed British official.
Jones reportedly used her son as a human shield during various encounters with anti-ISIS forces. Prior to the strike, Jones was last seen fleeing Raqqa after US-back military forces liberated the city.
Considered a leading ISIS recruiter when it came to female jihadists, Jones was reportedly a high-value target and was listed high on the US “kill list,” and was considered to be the most wanted woman in Britain. Jones often targeted young girls and attempted to lure them to Syria as jihadi brides. She also regularly threatened Britain with attacks, using social media to spread the message.
Jones’ son was not considered a combatant and was not targeted by the drone strike. However, Jones did feature him in a propaganda video which showed him shooting a hostage of ISIS in the back of the head.
According to the Daily Mail, a pilot from Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, was piloting the lethal drone that took out Jones as she was fleeing from a terrorist stronghold in Raqqa.
Jones was originally from Chatham in Kent, England, and fled the country in 2013 with her son, who was then nine years old. Jones, who had converted to Islam, then went to join her then-lover, Hussain. After their marriage, the pair were occasionally known as “Mr. and Mrs. Terror,” and were both linked to multiple terrorist plots.