Pentagon: “Jihadi John” Killed in Airstrike
The Pentagon says it is “reasonably certain” that ISIS militant “Jihadi John” was killed in an airstrike in Syria on Thursday.
According to Col. Steve Warren, Spokesperson for the Combined Joint Task force-Operation Inherent Resolve, says it will take some time to determine if he was killed in the airstrike.
“Jihadi John” was the intended target of the strike.
“We’ve got several methods that we use to finally determine whether or not the strike successfully killed the target that we wanted killed. We know for a fact that the weapons system hit its intended target and that the personnel who were on the receiving end of that weapons system were, in fact, killed,” said Warren.
“Jihadi John”, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi, took part in the brutal killings of several hostages, some of them American.
Officials say U.S. forces picked up on him and saw him move to the location of the targeted airstrike.
Warren says that “Jihadi John” was a “human animal” and killing him is probably making the world a better place.
Officials believed the man was still involved in the kidnapping and killing of many people at the time of the airstrike.
British Prime David Cameron says if he is confirmed dead, it would be a “strike at the heart” of the terror group ISIS.