A British Islamic State recruiter has reportedly been killed in a US drone strike.

Whitehall sources have confirmed to the BBC that extremist Sally-Anne Jones has been killed.

It comes after the Sun reported that the CIA told British intelligence the 50-year-old was killed in June, close to the border between Syria and Iraq, by a US Air Force strike.

It is believed that her 12-year-old son Jojo was also killed in the strike.

Questions have been raised over the morality and legality of killing a 12-year-old boy.

Former Head of Counter-Terrorism at the Ministry of Defence, General Chip Chapman, said Sally-Anne Jones would have been a "significant" target but under UN charters Jojo was too young to be regarded as a soldier.

"Even if he got up to really bad things, he shouldn't have been targeted. We don't know for sure whether he was with her or not."

Jones converted to Islam and left her home in Kent for Syria in 2013 along with her husband, IS fighter Junaid Hussain, who killed in 2015.

She then used her Twitter account to recruit women to ISIS and provide advice on how to travel to the war zone.

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