Jihadi John escapes Syria: report

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Jihadi John. File photo

ISIS executioner Jihadi John has fled to Libya after being sidelined by the terrorist group, according to reports.

The Londoner, revealed in February to be 26-year-old Mohammed Emwazi, is thought to have escaped Syria after his identity was made public.

A source within the U.S.-led Joint Terrorism Taskforce told the Sunday Express: ‘We think it is a tactical move by Isis to keep Emwazi out of the limelight.

“His unmasking by the press took away the mystery surrounding his bogey man persona and though we have targeted him with conventional missiles we have had no confirmation of a successful strike.”

Emwazi was filmed talking in a British accent in ISIS propaganda videos before the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines and Brit Alan Henning, who were all beheaded.

He was given the nickname Jihadi John by hostages because he was part of a terrorist cell with four members who were referred to as ‘The Beatles’.

Agencies 

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