US Airstrike Targets ‘Jihadi John’
This one was personal. The American military has confirmed that it carried out a drone strike in Syria aimed at killing Mohammed Emwazi, the Kuwaiti-born British militant who infamously beheaded journalist James Foley and other Western hostages. While a senior military source said there’s a “high degree of certainty” that Emwazi was hit in the attack near Raqqa, the Pentagon has yet to confirm this. Kurdish fighters, meanwhile, have reportedly seized the ISIS-controlled town of Sinjar, which means the jihadis are having a pretty bad day.