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US military 'reasonably certain Jihadi John' killed in attack'

The US military has said it is 'reasonably certain' Mohammed Emwazi, the IS militant known as 'Jihadi John', was killed in a US-led drone attack.

A suspected British associate of Emwazi has also reportedly been detained. According to Reuters, two senior Turkish officials confirmed the suspected associate, thought to be Aine Lesley Davis, was being held by authorities in Turkey.

Emwazi was wanted for a string of brutal murders of hostages - including Britons David Haines and Alan Henning - many of which were broadcast in propaganda videos by the radical group.

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Emwazi's death 'doesn’t change anything', say victim's parents

US journalist Steven Sotloff was captured in Syria in August 2013 and beheaded by Emwazi Credit: ITV News

The parents of beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff have said the reported death of their son's killer Mohammed Emwazi "doesn’t change anything".

Art and Shirley Sotloff said in a statement that action against the Islamic State militant was "too little too late" as their son was "never coming back".

This development doesn’t change anything for us; it’s too little too late. Our son is never coming back.

More importantly, today, we remember Steven’s remarkable life, his contributions and those of James Foley, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, Kayla Mueller, David Haines, Alan Henning, Kenji Goto, and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of ISIS.

– Art and Shirley Sotloff

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