DAESH media outlet confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’

DAESH media outlet releases eulogy for ‘Jihadi John’ known for his beheadings of hostages in gruesome videos, monitoring group SITE says

Photo by: AP (Archive )
Photo by: AP (Archive )

DAESH media outlet confirms death of Jihadi John, who was targeted in an air strike by the US military in the Syrian city of Raqqa on November 12, 2015.

A media outlet associated with DAESH on Tuesday released a eulogy for "Jihadi John," a member of DAESH terrorist group, who won global notoriety for his filmed killings of hostages, the monitoring organisation SITE reported.

The terrorist, who was identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen of Arab origin, was mentioned in DAESH’s Dabiq magazine by his nickname "Abu Muharib al Muhajir."

"On Thursday, the 29th of Muharram, 1437 [Nov. 12, 2015], Abu Muharib finally achieved shahdah [martyrdom] for the cause of Allah, which he had sought for so long, as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqah, destroying the car and killing him instantly," Dabiq said.

The US military said in November that it was "reasonably certain" it had killed him in a drone strike in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

The US has been seeking to increase pressure on DAESH terrorists after they seized parts of Syria and Iraq, including deploying dozens of special operations forces to Syria, supplying more weaponry to the US-backed Syrian fighters and intensifying US air strikes against the terrorist group.

Emwazi, a London computer programmer, was born in Kuwait, whose family is of Iraqi origin. His parents moved to Britain in 1993 because they could not get Kuwaiti citizenship.

After British and US media called him "Jihadi John," he first appeared in a video in August 2014 that shows the beheading of journalist James Foley, who had been missing since he was seized in Syria in November 2012.

The video of the beheading that the DAESH terrorists called "A Message to America" sparked strong reaction from all over the world.

TRTWorld and agencies