Jihadi John 'dead': British associate on Mohammed Emwazi detained in Turkey - live updates

The jihadist was targeted as he travelled through the Isis stronghold of Raqqa, Syria

Lizzie Dearden@lizziedearden
Friday 13 November 2015 09:11
Mohammed Emwazi appeared in a series of propaganda videos showing the beheading of hostages
Mohammed Emwazi appeared in a series of propaganda videos showing the beheading of hostages

The British Isis militant known as Jihadi John has been targeted by a US air strike in Syria. Here are the latest updates:

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Mohammed Emwazi, who appeared in a series of gory propaganda videos showing the beheading of foreign journalists and aid workers last year, was targeted in the Isis stronghold of Raqqa last night.

There has been no official confirmation of his death but a senior US military official told Fox News: “We are 99 per cent sure we got him.”

Philip Hammond told Reuters the British government "believes the strike was successful", while David Cameron stopped short of confirming the hit but praised a "strike at the heart of Isis".

Cameron on Jihadi John

Activists from anti-Isis group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a drone targeted the car Emwazi was travelling in at around 11.41pm local time (9.41pm GMT) and that around a dozen more air strikes were counted before midnight.

The Pentagon has confirmed the air strike but said it would not formally announce the result until it had been fully assessed.