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ISIS 'White Widow' Sally Jones Killed in U.S. Airstrike

ISIS 'White Widow' Sally Jones Killed in U.S. AirstrikeJones, who was married to British Jihadi Junaid Hussain, was said to have been killed near the Syria-Iraq border.



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British White Widow terrorist Sally Jones 'killed in drone strike'

British White Widow terrorist Sally Jones 'killed in drone strike'Britain's most wanted female terrorist Sally Jones, nicknamed the White Widow, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. The fugitive jihadi, who was once a punk rock singer, was said to have been killed in June in a US strike close to the border between Syria and Iraq. For more than three years, Jones has been the world’s most wanted female terrorist and is now said to have become one of the list of infamous Britons to die after joining Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). She fled to Syria from Kent in 2013 to marry computer hacker Junaid Hussain, an Isil fighter from Birmingham, and took her then 11-year-old son, Joe “JoJo” Dixon, with her. A Whitehall source told The Sun: “The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa. Quite frankly, it’s good riddance.” Isil "entry file" of Junaid Hussain shows he crossed into Syria in July 2013 Credit: None CIA officials told their UK counterparts that a US Air Force Predator killed 50-year-old Jones in June, the newspaper reports. The delay in her apparent death emerging is said to have been over fears her son might have also been killed in the strike. It is not known if her son was with her. Junaid Hussain, late husband of Sally Jones Credit: Central News US intelligence chiefs said they cannot be 100 per cent certain that the strike killed Jones as there was no attempt to recover any of her DNA. Jones had been a single mother of two living on benefits when she met her future husband, then 19, online and became besotted with him. Sally Jones, left in a burqa holding a gun, and right in a nun's habit Credit: Twitter Hussain told Jones he wanted to leave to join Isil and encouraged her to join him.  Using the pseudonym Umm Hussain al-Britani, Jones is believed to have recruited dozens of women to the terror group by boasting on social media of how wonderful life was in the caliphate.  Twitter account believed to belong to Sally Jones tweets about decision to put her on the UN sanctions list Credit: Twitter She encouraged followers to carry out attacks against the West while defending Isil’s beheadings and vowing to do the same. Her partner was killed in a drone strike on his car in August 2015, she then became know as the White Widow. Sally Jones JoJo journey Syria Raqqa Isil She was believed to have been living in Raqqa with her son and was in charge of training all European female recruits, or “muhajirat”.  She was entrusted with leading the secretive female wing of the Anwar al-Awlaki battalion, a unit founded by her late husband that is composed solely of foreign fighters with the purpose of planning and executing attacks in the West. Sally Jones and her son Joe, aged around seven before they left for Syria Credit: Collect A young British boy appeared in an Isil propaganda video last year.  The smiling blue-eyed child appeared in army fatigues, holding a gun and standing over a kneeling prisoner in an orange jumpsuit before shooting him in the head.  The scene was reminiscent of the Jihadi John executions which took place over the autumn of 2014, except in this case the killer’s face was not masked by a balaclava.   “Isil wants another famous Briton to boost their credentials,” the activist said. “Especially after the death of Emwazi.” Joe’s grandparents are reported to have recognised him in the footage, although there has been no official confirmation of the child’s identity.



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Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school careerIn Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.



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In first interview, Sally Yates says Russians had ‘real leverage’ over Flynn

In first interview, Sally Yates says Russians had ‘real leverage’ over FlynnFormer acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in a CNN interview that aired Tuesday morning that Russians had “serious leverage” over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and that her office had expected the administration to act quickly after she alerted White House counsel Don McGahn on Jan. 26.



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White House slams Sally Yates as ‘a political opponent’

White House slams Sally Yates as ‘a political opponent’A day after Yates testified that she had warned the Trump administration that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by Russian, the White House attempted to cast the career federal prosecutor who has worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations as a partisan operative.



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Spicer calls Sally Yates a ‘political opponent of the president’

Spicer calls Sally Yates a ‘political opponent of the president’During Tuesday’s daily briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer explained that the White House did not act immediately on Sally Yates’ warning about Gen. Michael Flynn because they didn’t want to “jump the gun and go take an action” based on concerns raised by a person considered a “political opponent of the president.”



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Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was possible Russian blackmail target for 18 days before firing him, Sally Yates tells Senate committee

Trump White House knew Michael Flynn was possible Russian blackmail target for 18 days before firing him, Sally Yates tells Senate committeeThe White House knew National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government at least 18 days before he was forced out of his job, according to the former acting US Attorney General Sally Yates who has testified to a Senate committee that she warned officials he was “compromised”. Mr Flynn was forced to resign from President Donald Trump’s administration having seemingly misled the White House over contact he had with Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak in a scandal that rocked the early days of Mr Trump’s presidency. The hearing was clearly on Mr Trump’s mind, with the President claiming in a tweet following the testimony that it was “nothing but old news”.



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Trump 'planning smear campaign' against Sally Yates while she testifies against administration in Russia probe

Trump 'planning smear campaign' against Sally Yates while she testifies against administration in Russia probeDonald Trump’s administration reportedly planned to smear former deputy attorney general Sally Yates ahead of her testimony before a Senate subcommittee on his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia. Ms Yates will give evidence about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence in Barack Obama’s Administration will also testify.



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Sally Yates told the White House that Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail

Sally Yates told the White House that Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmailFormer Acting Attorney General Sally Yates said Monday she alerted the White House just days after the inauguration of the “compromised situation” of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, warning that the Russians had ammunition to blackmail him.



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Donald Trump attacks Sally Yates hours before she testifies in Russia investigation

Donald Trump attacks Sally Yates hours before she testifies in Russia investigationPresident Donald Trump has called on Congress to ask former acting Attorney General Sally Yates “if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers” – seemingly accusing her of leaking information after talking to the White House. Ms Yates will appear before a Senate subcommittee to answer questions about when and what she told the White House regarding former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. Mr Flynn resigned in February after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.



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