US News How do we know 'White Widow' has been killed?

15:40  12 october  2017
15:40  12 october  2017 Source:   Sky News

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  White Widow jihadist killed in strike - Sun reports British jihadist Sally Jones has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, The Sun has reported. The former punk rocker from Kent fled to Syria with her son in 2013 and became known as the White Widow after working as a leading recruitment officer for Islamic State.According to The Sun, the Government was informed by CIA chiefs in June that US forces had killed Jones, 50, in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border.However, it was kept secret on both sides of the Atlantic over fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may have also died in the blast.

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IS recruiter Sally Jones is known to be alive in Raqqa © Sky News Screen Grab IS recruiter Sally Jones is known to be alive in Raqqa

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Establishing the success or failure of a drone strike in Syria is hard. 

Ideally special forces would be sent to the scene to gather DNA and other evidence for proof, but in Syria that is rarely practical or possible.

Instead, analysts examine cockpit footage from either the drone or jet which carried out the strike. This is known as battle damage assessment - or BDA for short.

Conclusions are made using the best available information but this cannot always be 100% certain, hence the caution from officials if this information ever comes out into the public domain.

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Have been killing them off as I find them. Was moving an outdoor table and flipped it over expecting a couple black widows to kill and found a family of brown spiders with white spots and the distinctive hourglass. Didn’t know about the brown widow until I researched them.

One London resident blew herself up at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu in February killing 25. White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite with her two sons Abdullah (her eldest son, one she “ We know she has surrounded herself with other Britons, her own people as her Somali language is not so good.

An RAF drone strike kills an Islamic State sniper on the roof of a building. © Sky News Screen Grab An RAF drone strike kills an Islamic State sniper on the roof of a building.

Ideally, the video feed will be conclusive; separately agents working on the ground might be able to corroborate a successful strike.

Web traffic is monitored for confirmation among other jihadists.

British defence officials are confident in this case that Sally Jones was killed, but have questioned some of the more precise detail being reported by the media - the where and when.

Essentially though, they've got their woman, the latest high-profile scalp in what is now a sizeable operation to remove Islamic State's key figures.

The airstrike was reportedly carried out by a US drone. File pic © Reuters The airstrike was reportedly carried out by a US drone. File pic

An extensive and high-level drone operation has been established in the Middle East by the British and Americans.

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  Jaish Terrorist Khalid, Said To Be Srinagar Attack Mastermind, Killed In Kashmir's Baramulla Jaish Terrorist Khalid, Said To Be Srinagar Attack Mastermind, Killed In Kashmir's BaramullaReports say Khalid fired on a Special Operations Group team on patrol a Ladoora this morning. The soldiers fired back and also called for reinforcements, after which the terrorist was shot dead.

‘ White widow ’ Samantha Lewthwaite may have been killed during the Nairobi siege. Asked if it was Lewthwaite, dubbed the ‘ White Widow ’, an intelligence officer said: ‘ We don’t know ’.

I never knew he was killing people too. That softness had gone.” She added: “ How do you go from being a white lad with a normal upbringing in High Wycombe to carrying out that?” Lewthwaite, of Aylesbury, became known as the White Widow because her husband was one of the London 7/7

The aircraft themselves fly out of an undisclosed base in the region but are piloted remotely from cockpits in Lincolnshire and Nevada.

The control centre is in Qatar - it is here that all the live feeds from aircraft are fed into an operational hub.

It's also from here that senior officers order strikes using all the evidence and legal advice available to them.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters walk on the rubble of a damaged street in the Raqqa's al-Sanaa industrial neighbourhood, Syria June 14, 2017. Picture taken June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said © Getty Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters walk on the rubble of a damaged street in the Raqqa's al-Sanaa industrial neighbourhood, Syria June 14, 2017. Picture taken June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said Intelligence on targets is gathered through human sources and communications data. Drones can then fly above a target for hours or even days, monitoring patterns of life and waiting for the precise moment to strike.

The decision to strike can be taken within seconds or after hours of consideration. In rare cases, the Defence Secretary will have pre-authorised the killing of certain high-profile individuals.

Jaish Terrorist Khalid, Said To Be Srinagar Attack Mastermind, Killed In Kashmir's Baramulla

  Jaish Terrorist Khalid, Said To Be Srinagar Attack Mastermind, Killed In Kashmir's Baramulla Jaish Terrorist Khalid, Said To Be Srinagar Attack Mastermind, Killed In Kashmir's BaramullaReports say Khalid fired on a Special Operations Group team on patrol a Ladoora this morning. The soldiers fired back and also called for reinforcements, after which the terrorist was shot dead.

Notorious British jihadist, Samantha Lewthwaite, popularly known as “ White Widow ,” has reportedly been killed by a Russian sniper in Ukraine. According to NY Post, the 30-year-old terrorist was killed two weeks ago, however; a Russian news service just confirmed the report on Wednesday.

One of Britain's most wanted people, a British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the ' White Widow ' has reportedly been killed in Ukraine. Quote from: factoo on 05:39 AM , 13 Nov 14. I don’t believe this story because the white widow that we know , she is a Terrorist and she has connection with some

Jones was reportedly killed trying to leave Raqqa. This would tally with recent intelligence from the city.

"Key commanders will spread themselves around a place," a British military intelligence officer told Sky News last month.

"We saw the movement out of Raqqa from these types of people much before the Raqqa operation really started in earnest."

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