A British jihadist reportedly killed by a U.S. drone strike in Syria should have faced trial, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.
Responding to reports of Jones' death, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We do not comment on matters of national security". There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.
Britain on Thursday refused to confirm reports that a USA drone had killed a middle-aged British mother, also known as the "white widow,", who had joined Islamic State jihadists in Syria. "Quite frankly, it's good riddance", a British source told The Sun on Wednesday.
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The London-born mother of two, the former singer in a punk band, converted to Islam in 2013 while living in the southern county of Kent.
Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "aware of the reports" around Jones's death but was "not in a position to comment further". Later married a computer hacker Gonad Hussein, who was killed in an attack by a drone in 2015.
The report does not say whether he was with her at the time of the strike. 12 year old Jojo is believed to have been brainwashed by ISIS and indeed, he featured in an ISIS execution video last year.
The woman, a widow of a jihadi fighter, told Sky News that Jones "was crying and wants to get back to Britain but Isis is preventing her".
The world's most wanted female terrorist was recently killed by a United States drone in Syria.
Former Ministry of Defence head of counter terror Major General Chip Chapman said Jones' alliance with Hussain and her recruitment role would have made her a "significant" target.