IS confirms death of 'Jihadi John' in Syria drone strike

Beirut: The Islamic State has confirmed that British jihadist "Jihadi John" is dead, saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November.

Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John. AFP PHOTO / HO / SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP 

Born Mohammed Emwazi, John was known as the executioner of the jihadist group. He appeared masked in a string of videos, which showed beheadings of Western hostages.

In its online magazine Dabiq, the group said Emwazi was killed on November 12 "as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly".

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