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Military: US 'reasonably certain' Jihadi John is dead

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 13 2015 Nov 13, 2015 November 13, 2015 10:55 AM November 13, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Lolita C. Baldor

WASHINGTON - U.S. military spokesman Steve Warren says officials are "reasonably certain" they have killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone.

Warren says the world is better off without the man believed to have beheaded several Western hostages, whom the spokesman referred to as a human animal.

Warren says the operation was one in a string of targeted attacks on Islamic State leaders.  He says the U.S. has killed one mid- to upper-level ISIL leader every two days since May.

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