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U.S. Military 'Reasonably Certain' Drone Killed 'Jihadi John'

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 13/11/2015 Mehreen Kasana
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WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" a U.S. drone strike killed the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," a British citizen who appeared in videos of militants beheading Western journalists and aid workers, a spokesman said on Friday.

Army Colonel Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State, told a Pentagon briefing that Mohammed Emwazi was thought to have been killed in the Syrian town of Raqqa by a U.S. drone firing a Hellfire missile, but that the military still needed final verification.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Doina Chiacu; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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