Punk Musician Turned ISIS Operative Allegedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Syria
Former British punk musician Sally Jones, a member of the ’90s all-woman U.K. punk band Krunch who had become an operative and recruiter for ISIS after her days on stage were over, has reportedly been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Syria.
Jones moved from her native Britain to Syria in 2013 after converting to Islam, joining her husband Junaid Hussain who was killed by a drone strike in 2015. She had become one of the world’s most wanted female terrorists, having been given the nickname “the white widow” after her husband’s death, and operated more than 20 Twitter accounts she used to recruit other women into the ranks of ISIS. She was very vocal online about her hatred for Christianity, encouraged terrorism in the U.K. and gave instructions on how to make homemade bombs.
The Guardian reports that “there is confidence” Jones was killed by a Predator drone strike in June, along with her 12-year-old son, but the difficulty of collecting evidence on the ground makes it impossible to confirm.
Here’s a news report on Jones from July of this year: