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ISIS Confirms ‘Jihadi John’ Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Syria

"Jihadi John"

“Jihadi John”

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

ISIS confirmed that a U.S. airstrike last year killed infamous executor “Jihadi John” in Syria.

In the latest issue of its Dabiq magazine, ISIS said Mohammed Emwazi, a British national, was killed in a drone strike, ABC News reports. 

“The car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of ar-Raqqah, destroying the car and killing him instantly,” an article on page 23 of the magazine said.

U.S. officials said in November that “Jihadi John” was killed in a “flawless” airstrike.

“He walked out of a building and got in the car. We struck it right after with zero collateral damage,” a counter-terrorism official told ABC News on Nov. 12. “The vehicle was on fire. It was a 100 percent flawless, direct hit.”

The ISIS magazine provided the first confirmation from ISIS that “Jihadi John” was killed.

Authorities Believe They’ve Identified ISIS’s New ‘Jihadi John’ in Video

Siddartha Dhar

Siddartha Dhar

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Federal officials believe ISIS has a new “Jihadi John.”

The suspect’s name is Siddartha Dhar, a London man who converted to Islam as a young man and later joined the banned radical Islamic group, Al Muhajiroun, CBS News reports. 

Authorities had him in custody in 2014 for suspected terrorism but were forced to release him because of a lack of evidence.

Soon after, he joined ISIS in Syria and quipped about the security in Britain.

“What a shoddy security system Britain must have to allow me to breeze through Europe to the Islamic State,” he tweeted.

In the latest ISIS video showing the execution of five men, a masked man is shown, and it’s believed he is Dhar.

British intelligence services are trying to conclusively identify the masked man by comparing his voice and face with samples the government already has of Dhar.

‘Jihadi John’ Identified As London Resident with Computer Programming Degree

Mohammed Emwazi is shown here before the beheading of American war reporter James Wright Foley.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

His face covered in a black balaclava, “Jihadi John” is the menacing figure seen in Islamic State videos beheading several foreign hostages.

The New York Times reports this morning that the man has been identified as British resident Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster with a degree in computer programming.

Emwazi first appeared on an ISIS video in August, when it appears he beheads American journalist James Foley.

He also showed up in videos of the beheadings of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff; the British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines; the British taxi driver Alan Henning; and the American aid worker Peter Kassig.

Authorities believe Emwazi was born in Kuwait and traveled in Syria in 2012.