Islamic state media outlet confirms 'Jihadi John' is dead - SITE | Reuters

Islamic state media outlet confirms Jihadi John is dead - SITE
| Reuters

DUBAI A media outlet associated with Islamic State on Tuesday released a eulogy for "Jihadi John", a member of the militant group who won global notoriety for his filmed executions of hostages, the monitoring organisation SITE reported.

The militant, who was identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen of Arab origin, was described in Islamic State's Dabiq magazine by his nickname in the group of "Abu Muharib al-Muhajir".

The U.S. military said in November it was "reasonably certain" it had killed him in a drone strike.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; editing by John Stonestreet)

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Updated Date: Jan 20, 2016 03:16:45 IST

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