"I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this", Pentagon spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, The Guardian reported Thursday. There have been several such claims of IS militants having been killed only for them to resurface months later.
She joined her husband Junaid Hussain, who was killed in 2015 - it was after this that she was given the nickname "white widow" by the British press. Hussain is one of the suspects in the beheading of USA journalist James Foley, but was killed in 2015 by a U.S. drone strike.
However, it was kept secret on both sides of the Atlantic over fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may have also died in the blast. In the 90's, she played in the all-woman band Krunch.More news: Ophelia is 10th straight storm to reach hurricane
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Despite this, Sky News was told in June that the jihadist was not happy in Syria and wanted to return to Britain.
Former Ministry of Defence head of counter terror Major General Chip Chapman said Jones' alliance with Hussain and her recruitment role would have made her a "significant" target.
"If you take out those who are high value target women it is going to have an impact at the operation level of IS". "We don't know for sure whether he was with her or not".