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February 26, 2015 9:22 PM

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LONDON — While the identification of "Jihadi John" is seen by authorities as unhelpful, experts said Thursday that putting the ISIS executioner's name in the public domain could weaken ISIS propaganda and might even help track down one of the world's most-wanted men.

Police and government officials refused to confirm reports Thursday naming Kuwaiti-born Londoner Mohammed Emwazi as the knife-wielding ISIS killer of at least four hostages, including two Americans.

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