Was British-Islamist militant Jihadi John killed in an airstrike? A statement recently published by Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook claimed that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike at Raqqa, Syria targeting Jihadi John.
Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen known as Jihadi John, took part in videos displaying the brutal murders of U.S. journalists Steven Sotlof and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British David Haines and Alan Henning, journalist Kenji Goto, and other hostages.
“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” according to Cook’s statement.
Pentagon officials are working hard to determine whether Jihadi John has been killed in the drone attack.
It wasn’t clear whether the airstrike was successful. The authorities are confident that they killed Jihadi John, according to a senior U.S. official. He also added that Emwazi’s notoriety is the reason behind Pentagon’s announcement of the strike.
According to CNN, a senior U.S. official said that Emwazi was in a vehicle at the time of the drone attack.