Claim ‘Jihadi John’ wounded in US airstrike to be probed by Britain

November 16, 2014 2:02 PM

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THE British government yesterday said it had ­received reports that “Jihadi John”, the British Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of Western hostages, had been wounded in a US airstrike.

The Foreign Office could not confirm reports in the Mail on Sunday that the masked executioner, who has appeared in a series of grisly videos posted online, had been wounded while attending a meeting of Islamic State leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border 10 days ago.

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