Islamic State militant 'Jihadi John' named by media

February 26, 2015 11:31 AM

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LONDON — The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who has been seen in videos of hostages being beheaded, was identified Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi by the BBC and The Washington Post.

The BBC said Emwazi, believed to be a Kuwaiti-born British man from west London, was known to British security services, who chose not to disclose his name for operational reasons.

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