A British woman who was a key recruiting figure for Isis and who became a notorious hate figure in her home country has reportedly been killed by a missile strike by American forces on the Iraq/Syria border.
Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.
U.S. spy chiefs reportedly told MI6 that Sally Jones was killed close to the border between Syria and Iraq in June.
Jones, from Kent, is believed to have used her son as a human shield to prevent her being targeted from coalition drone strikes.
But news of the success had been kept quiet on both sides of the Atlantic amid fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed.
Jones travelled with her husband Junaid Hussain to Syria in 2013 to join IS.
Jones left Kent in the United Kingdom, along with her son, to join Isis in 2013.
At the time of his death, the 21-year-old from Birmingham had allegedly been planning "barbaric attacks against the West", including terror plots targeting "high profile public commemorations".
Jones operated numerous social media accounts and used them to recruit women to Isis.
It is feared the 12-year-old son of Britain's most wanted woman may have been killed in the same drone strike that reportedly killed her in June.
Born in the Greenwich area of London, she posted extremist comments online such as: "You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at Raqqa".
Jones was claimed to have helped plot the ISIS kidnapping and filmed beheading of a United States army vet, while she was also allegedly involved in the planning of a foiled nightclub shooting.