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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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Families of hostages killed in Syria 'told about Emwazi strike'

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said families were told before the Emwazi strike was announced publically Credit: .

The White House have said the families of hostages killed in Syria were contacted about the strike which is believed to have killed Mohammed Emwazi before reports of it were made public.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said:

I can confirm that a number of families of hostages who have been killed in Syria were contacted in advance of public reports to let them know that this operation had taken place.

– Josh Earnest

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