Islamic State Confirms 'Jihadi John' Is Dead

Embedded image permalink
In its eulogy, Islamic State pays tribute to Mohammed Emwazi as an "honourable brother" known for his "mercy and generosity".The British IS militant known as "Jihadi John" died in a drone strike in Syria, Islamic State media has confirmed.
The terror group has published what appears to be an obituary for the fighter - real name Mohammed Emwazi - in its Dabiq magazine, saying he was killed on 12 November in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
The statement backs up US officials who have said they are "99% sure" he was killed in a US strike on a car.

Emwazi, 27, appeared in a string of IS videos showing the execution of foreign hostages.Islamic State said he died "as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly".
It described him as an "honourable brother" known for his "mercy and generosity" who once gave away a mistress as a gift "to an unmarried injured brother".
The article referred to Emwazi, a British citizen of Arab origin, as "Abu Muharib al Muhajir", his nickname within the terror group.
He was first seen, his face covered, in a video in August 2014 which showed the beheading of US journalist James Foley.
The militant went on to appear in numerous other videos, including those which showed the execution of British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines, American journalist Steven Sotloff and US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
He was last seen in a video showing the execution of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto in January last year.