Jihadi John spotted
8 October, 2014, 12:00 am
THE barbarian beheader known as “John the Beatle” has been located by drones in Syria, it was reported Sunday.
The drones, operated by British special forces near the town of Raqqa, also spotted a group of ISIS hostages wearing orange jumpsuits, Britain’s Mail newspaper said.
But high British military officials believe a “kill or capture” mission now would end in disaster because the fanatics’ forces are too strong.
They instead advised a bombing campaign of several weeks before trying any raid.
“Right now, a raid would be suicidal,” a source told the newspaper.
Also dubbed “Jihadi John,” the ISIS fanatic is said to have been the executioner in several beheadings, including that of US journalist James Foley.
In another development, FBI chief James Comey told 60 Minutes’ that about a dozen Americans have gone to Syria and are fighting alongside ISIS. He said officials believe they know all the traitors’ names.
Asked how they can be kept from returning to the US and staging acts of terror, he replied, “An American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So someone who’s fought with ISIL, with American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully.”