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Jeremy Corbyn: UK jihadist Sally-Anne Jones should have faced trial

13 October 2017

Tabloid newspaper The Sun said USA authorities had told them that Sally Jones, a former singer in a rock band, and her 12-year-old son died in June near the border with Iraq.

Sally Jones, one of the world's most wanted female terrorists, has been killed in a United States drone strike in Syria, it was revealed last night. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.

Jones was an active propagandist on social media platform for the terror group, especially using Twitter to recruit women for ISIS and advising them on the practicalities of traveling to Syria.

Sally Jones, who became known in British newspapers as the White Widow, was killed by a US Air Force Predator strike that took place close to the border between Syria and Iraq.

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

In an exclusive report in 2015, Sky News revealed the couple used online messaging services to urge British would-be recruits to carry out "lone wolf" attacks in the UK.

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She became radicalized after travelling to Syria following an online romance with convicted computer hacker and IS member Junaid Hussain, who died in a 2015 drone strike.

Asked about reports Jones' son was killed in the strike, Maj Gen Chapman added: "It is a hard one because under the UN Charters he is under the age of what we would classify as a soldier".

In 2016 she posted a message saying "Have a nice summer". Jones always traveled with her son as a human shield to avoid assassination. She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this.

Mr Corbyn, said it was hard to answer a question about whether he would have ordered a drone strike to kill Jones if British troops had been at risk, as it was hypothetical.

Maj. Gen. Chip Chapman, the former head of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Defense, told Press Association that under the U.N. Charter Jones's son was too young to be classified as a soldier.

Jeremy Corbyn: UK jihadist Sally-Anne Jones should have faced trial