Without being able to collect evidence on the ground it's impossible to confirm her death, but The Sun reported that the Central Intelligence Agency had told United Kingdom counterparts that Jones was killed by a Predator drone strike close to the Syria-Iraq border back in June.
The Home Office source is quoted as saying, "The Americans zapped her trying to get away from Raqqa". She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this.
According to the report, US intelligence officials said they could not be absolutely certain Jones was killed in the drone strike, because there was no effort to recover her DNA, but were "confident" that she is dead.
News of her death was not made public amid fears that her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed, according to The Sun.
Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham who was another senior Isis member, was killed in a...
Jones used social media to try to recruit for ISIS and spread messages of hatred, with more than 20 different handles on Twitter, according to the Guardian, but her online activity stopped in recent months. Her husband was killed in 2015. She also encouraged them to carry out attacks in Britain and offered lessons on making home-made bombs.
Born in the Greenwich area of London, she posted extremist comments online such as: "You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railings at Raqqa". Jones always traveled with her son as a human shield to avoid assassination.
Major General Chip Chapman, the former MoD head of counter terror, said Jones would have been a "significant" target as a result of her alliance with Hussain and her role in recruiting IS fighters.