US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US military conducted an air strike in Syria Thursday targeting “Jihadi John,” the masked, British-accented Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohammed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate.” The Pentagon said the air strike took place in Raqa. “Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in the videos showing the murders of US journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages,” the Pentagon said.

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