Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NewsTimes.co.uk

WORLD NEWS

‘Jihadi John’: US air strike targets Islamic State militant in Syria

US forces have carried out a drone strike in Syria against the Islamic State group militant “Jihadi John”.

A US military source said there was a “high degree of certainty” he had been killed in Thursday’s attack near Raqqa.

PM David Cameron said although it was not yet certain whether the strike had been successful, targeting Mohammed Emwazi was “the right thing to do”.

The Kuwaiti-born British militant appeared in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages.

It is believed there was one other person in the vehicle targeted in the strike.

Who is Mohammed Emwazi?

‘Jihadi John’ movement mapped

Emwazi ‘claimed harassment’

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Speaking outside Downing Street, Mr Cameron said any successful attack would have been “a strike at the heart of Isil [Islamic State]”.

“It will demonstrate to those that would do Britain, our people and allies harm we have a long reach, we have unwavering determination and we never forget about our citizens,” he said.

He described Emwazi as an “ongoing and serious threat” to civilians around the world, particularly in Syria and the UK.

“He was Isil’s lead executioner and let us not forget he killed many, many Muslims too, and he was intent on murdering many more people.

“So this was an act of self-defence.”

The prime minister added that his thoughts were with the families of those “who were so brutally murdered”.

A senior US military source says the strike involved two MQ9 Reaper drones and took place at 20:50 GMT.

A formal statement from the Pentagon stopped short of asserting that Emwazi had definitely been killed, adding that it was assessing the operation.

Source:https://www.bbc.com

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like

UK NEWS

Read more about switzerland women here. Swiss ladies and men are not reknown for being the most chatty, outgoing or spontaneous when meeting strangers...

FOOD TIPS

In food, if there is one thing you can say without fear of contradiction, it is this: Britain loves burgers. The UK market is...

UK NEWS

Professing to be the lead in Thai relationship with over 1.5 million enrolled single people, Cupid Media’s ThaiCupid brings the one in every of...

WORLD NEWS

An exclusive article form Orestis Karipis In the 1930’s and 1940’s acid was the weapon of deceived husbands and wives in the Western world...

Copyright © 2020 NewsTimes.co.uk All Rights Reserved