06:14 GMT28 February 2020
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    Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, has confirmed in the latest issue of its online magazine, Dabiq, that a drone strike killed British terrorist Jihadi John.

    According to Dabiq, Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John, was killed during an airstrike in the Syrian city of Raqqa last November. While Western intelligence agencies had long suspected Emwazi's death, this is the first time that it has been confirmed by the terrorist organization.

    Daesh identifies Emwazi as Abu Muharib al-Muhajir, and claims that "Abu Muharib would present himself as unintelligent, as was his method when dealing with intelligence agencies."

    A Kuwait-born British citizen, Emwazi appeared in several terrorist propaganda videos, executing Westerner, including American journalist James Foley. He also killed David Haines and Alan Henning, two British aid workers, among others.

    A computer science graduate who lived in West London before traveling to Syria in 2013, he had been under close surveillance by Britain's MI5.

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    terrorist propaganda, Daesh, Mohammed Emwazi, Jihadi John, London, Syria
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