US forces have carried out an air strike targeting the Islamic State group militant “Jihadi John”, with a “high degree of certainty” he was hit.

Mohammed Emwazi, the Kuwaiti-born British militant, is wanted for brutal murders of hostages, including Britons David Haines and Alan Henning, many of which were broadcast in propaganda videos by the radical group.

Officials are assessing whether Emwazi, a British citizen, was killed in the attack. Military sources however said there was a “high degree of certainty” he had been killed.

A formal statement from the Pentagon stopped short of asserting that Emwazi had definitely been killed:

“U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, on Nov. 12, 2015 targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as “Jihadi John.”

Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in the videos showing the murders of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages.

We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate.”

Prime Minister David Cameron is due to make a statement later today.

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John Francis
5 years ago

Where’s the rest .. He was in Britain and managed to roam around freely — where there’s loads more of his sort !!

John Francis
5 years ago

Bet choudary and co have got the box of tissues out .. Does they want the violins and a few trumpets blown while they dry there eye !

David Johnson
5 years ago

Good oh!

Gordon Robertson
5 years ago

Great news. In 30 years however, some poor drone pilot will be in court charged with murder.

John Mepham
5 years ago

Excellent if true.

Rener Pelayo
5 years ago

Good job.

Mick Hibbert
5 years ago

So, they “possibly” got one guy. Big deal! One down , thousands to go. Somehow this becomes more important than what Russia has achieved over the last month

UK Defence Journal
5 years ago
Reply to  Mick Hibbert

Russia have done very little against Islamic State…

Mick Hibbert
5 years ago
Reply to  Mick Hibbert

Apart from Hundreds of strikes in Ar Raqqa, Tabaqqah, Hama, Deir Ez Zor, Al Hasakah, ALL of which are ISIS/ISIL/Da’esh controlled areas

david
david
5 years ago
Reply to  Mick Hibbert

What has Russia done over the last month?

Ted Dinsmore
5 years ago
Reply to  Mick Hibbert

And just WHAT has Russia done?? NOTHING BUT POSERS

Mick Hibbert
5 years ago
Reply to  Mick Hibbert

Ah yes, Reuters, the agency that said they’d hit 6 hospitals. 5 of which had never existed, and the sixth which was totally unscathed according to the heads of the Red Cross and Medecin Sans Frontiers

Len Cartwright
5 years ago

While this vile scum was here, he went to university at our expense. This asshole thought mutilation of Christians was highly funny. My kids can’t get free university education here, but they also won’t love beheading people either. This sheite is just about the most foul example of Islam State Is sheeet there is..

Dennis V. Guevara
5 years ago

Aw shucks! I wanna see him hang on live tv.

Jon O'connor
5 years ago

Great news, I do hope he suffered.

Jon O'connor
5 years ago

40 mother in laws as well don’t forget!

Alex David
5 years ago

Got his his present from drones keep searching and destroying

Jacqueline Walker
5 years ago

GOOD RIDDANCE!

Mike Siembab
5 years ago

good …now piss on his grave…bury him upside down in a pig carcass with his genitals cut off and stuffed into his mouth as the body faces away from mecca!! like ALL of the jihadi assholes should be

Eric Jefcoate
5 years ago

Great news

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Good

Unni Manjeri
5 years ago

It’s a simple execution,I think one day execute him in a electric chair ,many time