ISIS terrorist ‘Jihadi John,’ who was behind the beheading of Americans Steven Sotloff and James Foley, as well as Brits Alan Henning and David Haines, has reportedly been wounded in a U.S. airstrike. In addition, the Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was also injured.
The strike happened last week at a high-level meeting of ISIS commanders. The Daily Mail reports:
The secret, heavily guarded meeting took place last Saturday in a makeshift underground bunker beneath a house in Al Qaim. At least 30 tribal elders from various parts of Syria and Iraq gathered to pledge allegiance to Al-Baghdadi, according to our well-placed Syrian source. He said Jihadi John, as a senior IS figure in his own right, who goes by the nomme de guerre Jalman Al-Britani, was also present.
According to our source, a nurse who treated the wounded in a hospital in Deir-ez-Zour, confirmed that one of the names on the injured list was Jalman, saying it was ‘the one who slaughtered the journalists’.
John went to Syria last year to join ISIS and was allegedly radicalized by Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary in the UK. The FBI Director announced in September that the agency had likely identified ‘Jihadi John’ aka ‘John the Beatle.’