Thursday 12th November 2015, USAF carried a drone strike that they said was targeting the British Islamic State militant, popularly known as ‘Jihadi John’.
The Islamist jihadist who appeared on several videos purportedly decapitating western hostages has been on the U.S. wanted list of terrorists.
Though immediate details of whether he was killed in the late Thursday drone strike conducted on the Islamic state troubled capital of Raqqa in Syria, world leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron remains optimist while waiting on the confirmation.
U.S. military source described the drone strike as a clean hit on the vehicle in which (Mohammed) Emwazi (Jihadi John) was riding also concluding that the militant was certainly killed.
“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook was quoted in a statement.
The Kuwait-born Emwazi has a been top target of the Western intelligence agencies since appearing on the gruesome videos beheading hostages mostly from the western nations.
Among individuals executed by ‘Jihadi John’ includes the U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and others.