Drone strikes car presumably killing Jihadi John
He lived by the dagger and now Jihadi John may have died by the drone strike. CNN reports the following.
Washington (CNN)U.S. forces targeted “Jihadi John,” the man who has emerged as the masked face of ISIS, in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, the Pentagon announced Thursday night.
“Jihadi John,” whom Western officials have identified as Mohammed Emwazi, has appeared in a series of brutal execution videos, taunting Western leaders in a British accent.
It was not immediately clear whether the strike was successful. But a senior U.S. official said authorities are confident that the strike killed Emwazi, adding that the U.S. announced the strike because of Emwazi’s notoriety.
This was a mission of “persistent surveillance,” the official said, adding that authorities knew it was Emwazi when they took the shot.
Another U.S. official told CNN that Emwazi was in a vehicle at the time of the strike, which was launched from a drone.
Many on the Right have been hyperventilating about the state of America’s handling of ISIS. The Obama administration as it did with Osama Bin Ladin is generally tight lipped about their operations. Not till they have results do they normally go public. This is unlike previous administrations that telegraphed actions solely for political reasons.