A British woman serving as a recruiter for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, according to The Sun.
The Sun on Wednesday reported that U.S. spy chiefs told their British counterparts that Sally Jones died in June.
The Air Force’s Predator drone strike is said to have taken place near the border separating Iraq and Syria.
“The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa,” a Whitehall source confirmed to The Sun, referencing the Syrian city.
“Quite frankly, it’s good riddance,” they added of Jones, 50, who left Chatham, Kent, England in 2013 to join ISIS in Syria.
Jones was with her son JoJo in Syria, who was 12 when she left the U.K. to become an ISIS jihadi.
The Sun reported that Jones’ death may have been kept quiet on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns her child also died.
Jones regularly used JoJo as a human shield, but he was not specifically targeted as he had previously been deemed a non-combatant.
Jones was a major recruiter of ISIS’s female foreign jihadis, and she had been designated as a High Value Target before her death.
Sources told The Sun that an attack against her would have been aborted had JoJo been present nearby.
Jones was a Muslim convert dubbed the “White Widow” after her ISIS fighter husband Junaid Hussain was killed in a 2015 drone strike.
U.S. intelligence blamed Jones for publicizing a list of 1,300 American military personnel for ISIS supporters to attack.