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America puts Britain's 'Mrs Terror' Sally Jones on priority hit list to eliminate her before she can strike

Mirror logo Mirror 8/05/2017 Ben Rossington
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British jihadi Sally Jones has been marked as one of America’s “priority” ­assassination targets.

Pentagon chiefs want to take out the warped mum-of-two and former punk before one of her planned atrocities against the US or UK is successful.

Sally Jones, who became an ISIS bride, has been outed as one of the most prolific western recruiters and attack planners for the terror group.

US officials have upped operations against the 48-year-old mother-of-two in a bid to eliminate her before one of her many plans is successful.

But Jones is thought to be using her 11-year-old son JoJo as a human shield in a bid to avoid the same fate as her extremist husband Junaid Hussain.

When listed at number three on the same 20-strong list Jones now finds herself on, Hussain was wiped out by an American drone strike in Raqqa in 2015.

Before his death, Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham, and Jones were said to be at the top of an elite group of English-speaking jihadis in Syria , known as “The Legion” or the “Raqqa 12”.

Using social media to radicalise others thousands of miles away, they plotted to strike at mainly military targets, including kidnapping a former US solider and beheading him on camera.

And the pair, dubbed “Mr & Mrs Terror”, also encouraged converts to go on a gun rampage at a concert or a nightclub, hoping to murder up to 1,000 people.

Jones is also thought to be behind the publishing of three ‘hit-lists’ of US military personnel online, including those stationed in Britain, the Sunday Times reported.

Top US terrorism analyst Michael S. Smith said: “It is only reasonable for her to be a priority target for the United States and other western countries because of the aggressive use of tools in the cyber domain to recruit and to incite attacks.

“When you hear about Islamic State’s ‘reach into the West’, the first names you think of are Junaid Hussain and Sally Jones.

“The UK has been a priority target for the Islamic State since it declared itself a caliphate and Jones is someone who is especially valuable to the group.

“Not only because of her knowledge of those who could be potentially radicalised and her knowledge of the West and how to operate there, but also because she has shown herself to be especially dedicated to the cause.”

Jones was last thought to be in besieged Mosul, heading up a secretive all-female brigade, training foreign fighters, many of whom she has lured, to strike against the West.

She was herself linked to a plot to target the Queen during VJ celebrations in London in 2015 and has hinted at becoming a suicide bomber.

Jones fled from Chatham, in Kent, in 2013 with JoJo, marrying Hussain once she arrived in Syria.

After a sick propaganda video last year showed child soldiers executing hostages for IS, the authorities probed whether JoJo was among them.

Jones’ own stepfather, Terry Lynch, said at the time: “The sooner they blow her up the better. She’s a nutter and so selfish. She’s hurt everybody and screwed them all up.”

Meanwhile, police attack dogs could be used to protect parliament in the wake of the March terror attack according to a top Tory.

Sir Paul Beresford said using dogs was being “seriously considered” as a way of improving security following the murder of PC Keith Palmer .

“If we’d had a dog there PC Palmer might have been saved,” Beresford said.

The dogs would be stationed with police handlers at the weakest point, the gates through which Khalid Masood ran through after killing four pedestrians and injuring more than 50 with his car.

He went on to stab PC Keith Palmer to death, who bravely fought to stop the terrorist from entering parliament, before being killed by armed police in New Palace Yard, the courtyard behind the gates.

Sir Paul Beresford, former chairman of the Commons administration committee, said dogs were being looked at in a review of perimeter security.

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Other steps, including stronger vehicle barriers, are likely to form part of the review, due to report last week but delayed by the election.

A second inquiry is examining security inside the building.

Beresford tod the Sunday Times a dog could stop a terrorist without killing protesters: “If some idiot who is not a terrorist runs in, and there are a few of those out there, the dog will drop them and they won’t be shot.”

A Parliamentary spokesperson said: “Two reviews have now been commissioned into the perimeter security at Parliament and into the Houses’ response following the incident on 22nd March.

“Both reviews have encouraged and sought the views of those on the estate on that day and from the public. This feedback will be considered in detail along with other evidence.”

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