A logo of the organization islamic State in Iraq. (Illustration) — AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
The british minister of Defense Michael Fallon has refused on Thursday to confirm the death of the mother of a british family who had joined the group jihadist islamic State in Syria. According to the british press, Sally Jones, renamed the ” white widow “ by the media in the country, was killed by a drone an american in Syria.
“I can confirm that if you have chosen to fight for Daesh, you have made yourself a legitimate target”
When asked about this, Michael Fallon declined to comment, but stressed that any british citizen who joined the ranks of the terrorist group was running the risk of being targeted by a raid of the international coalition.
“I can confirm that if you are a british national in Iraq or Syria and if you have chosen to fight for Daesh, an illegal organization that prepares and inspires terrorist attacks in our streets, you have made yourself a legitimate target “, he said during a press conference in London.
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“You run the risk, every hour of every day, of being on the wrong side of a missile of the air force, british or american,” he added after a meeting with his Polish counterpart.
Sally Jones had joined the ranks of the terrorist organization in 2013 with his son, who would have also died in June, at the age of 12 years, wrote The Sun, citing a source within the us intelligence services.