He got his own personal shock and awe. Good!
Jihadi John got his own taste of American shock and awe Thursday night as he was reportedly killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Jihadi John, or Mohammed Emwazi, was believed to have been hit while he entered a vehicle in Raqqa, Syria, according to ABC News. An official close to the operation called the strike “flawless” and a “clean hit” with no collateral damage that left Emwazi essentially “evaporated.”
“U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, on Nov. 12, 2015 targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as ‘Jihadi John,’” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Thursday.
Emwazi was known for appearing in videos showing the execution-style murders of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Peter Kassig, Abdul-Rahman Kassig, David Haines, Alan Hennin, Kenji Goto and other Western hostages.
“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” Cook said.
Diane Foley, mother of James Foley, said Emwazi’s death would be “really a small solace to us.”
Emwazi was reportedly spotted by an American drone and he probably never knew what hit him. U.S. officials believe the terrorist was killed but were awaiting official confirmation.
The drone strike reportedly took place in Raqqa, Syria:
Emwazi was something of a hero among radical Islamists. However, it was believed he had been in hiding, fearing for his life since his real identity was revealed.