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

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

John Francis

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

Good oh!

Gordon Robertson

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

John Mepham

Excellent if true.

Rener Pelayo

Good job.

Mick Hibbert

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

Russia have done very little against Islamic State…

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

What has Russia done over the last month?

Ted Dinsmore

And just WHAT has Russia done?? NOTHING BUT POSERS

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

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

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

Jon O'connor

Great news, I do hope he suffered.

Jon O'connor

40 mother in laws as well don’t forget!

Alex David

Got his his present from drones keep searching and destroying

Jacqueline Walker

GOOD RIDDANCE!

Mike Siembab

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

Great news

Anonymous

Good

Unni Manjeri

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