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'IS' confirms death of 'Jihadi John'

January 19, 2016

The IS group has finally confirmed the death of the British militant 'Jihadi John.' Known for his propaganda execution videos, he was a top target for the international coalition against the terror group.

Irak Syrien Terrorist IS-Mörder Dschihadi John
Image: picture-alliance/dpa

The US military in November said it was "reasonably certain" the British jihadist had been killed in an airstrike.

The Arab-British IS member was born Mohammed Emwazi. He was notorious for a number of masked execution videos, including of Westerners.

IS' online magazine Dabiq said Emwazi was "targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly." Raqqa is the self-declared capital of the Sunni extremist group.

Other English langauge propaganda videos have since surfaced mimicking this style and threatening the West.

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cw/jm (AFP, Reuters)