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British IS recruiter ‘killed by drone’ in Syria

Syria: British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013. Her death was first reported by The Sun. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said Jones had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her death would be “significant”. Whitehall officials have declined to comment publicly. However they have not denied the story, and US sources are confident she was killed in an unmanned drone strike in Syria in June, our correspondent added. Jones, 48 – who had no previous military training – had been used to recruit western girls to the group and posted threatening messages to Christians in the UK. Born in Greenwich, London, Jones encouraged individuals to carry out attacks in Britain, offering guidance on how to construct home-made bombs. She also used her Twitter account to provide practical advice on how to travel to Syria and shared pictures of herself posing with weapons. She is believed to have been involved in planning previous attacks in the West, including a plot to assassinate the Queen and Prince Philip in 2015.–Agencies

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