Military: US ‘reasonably certain’ Jihadi John is dead

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U.S. military spokesman Steve Warren says officials are “reasonably certain” they have killed the Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone.

Warren says the world is better off without the man believed to have beheaded several Western hostages, whom the spokesman referred to as a human animal.        

Warren says the operation was one in a string of targeted attacks on Islamic State leaders.  He says the U.S. has killed one mid- to upper-level ISIL leader every two days since May.

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