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All that remained of Jihadi John was ‘a greasy spot on the ground’ after he was killed in a drone strike, U.S. Colonel says

  • Drone strike so powerful that it left little of Jihadi John’s body 
  • His corpse was like a ‘greasy spot on the ground’, according to US official 
  • Colonel Warren described it as ‘the most precise air campaign in the history of warfare’

Jihadi John was killed in a drone strike so powerful that it left his remains like a ‘greasy spot on the ground’, according to US Colonel Steve Warren.

Col Warren is the first military or intelligence chief to reveal details about the death last November of the Londoner, whom he described as a ‘terrorist celebrity’.

The executioner became one of the world’s most wanted men after beheading Western hostages including Britons Alan Henning, 47, and David Haines, 44.

He was killed near the famous clock tower in the main square of Raqqa, the city that has become the de facto capital of IS in Syria.


The death of the terroristwas steeped in irony, given that it came in the same place where the group publicly beheaded its victims and crucified their remains.

Col Warren said Jihadi John – real name Mohammed Emwazi – was killed close to midnight on a night in November.

He had been walking along the square in Raqqa while talking on a mobile phone, but as he moved towards a parked car, he was hit by a drone missile.

Col Warren said: ‘I watched the video when we killed Jihadi John.

‘We found him when



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