ISIS confirms 'Jihadi John' killed in Syria strike

The ISIS jihadist seen in a string of videos executing Western hostages was killed in US strike in Raqa in November, ISIS admits.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

"Jihadi John"
"Jihadi John"

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization confirmed Tuesday the death of British jihadist "Jihadi John", saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November.

Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the jihadist group appearing masked in a string of videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages.

In its online magazine Dabiq, ISIS said Emwazi was killed on November 12 "as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly."

The US military had said at the time that it was "reasonably certain" he had been killed in the strike.

AFP contributed to this report.