BREAKING: FBI Closing in on ‘Jihadi John’, ISIS Murderer Who Beheaded James FoleyPosted: September 25, 2014
Earlier this week it was revealed that US spy planes are flying above Britain monitoring telephone and computer signals in a bid to track down Jihadi John
But Mr Comey told reporters at the agency’s headquarters he would not reveal the man’s name or his nationality.
Comey did not address whether the U.S. believes the man actually carried out the killings himself.
“Electronic footprints might help us pinpoint the location of the British IS executioner because we believe there are associates of his in the UK who are directly communicating with him.”
— FBI source
The beheadings are not shown in the videos.
In the three videos, the man speaks British-accented English.
He holds a long knife and appears to begin cutting the three men, American journalists James Foley, 40, and Steven Sotloff, 31, as well as British aid worker, David Haines, 44.
The executioner, who has a British accent, is one of four British jihadis known as the ‘Beatles’ holding hostages in Syria.
Today British officials would not say if the identity had been shared with the authorities on London, and would not be drawn on whether any arrests are imminent.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: ‘We won’t be commenting on matters of security at this stage.’
“A source revealed Jihadi John, comes from a South London suburb about 10 miles from Central London.”
Hammond, who just ten days ago admitted special forces didn’t know where the Islamic terror group was holding its British hostages, said the investigation into tracking down the killer with the British accent was ‘narrowing down the field’.
Speaking to American television network CNN at the United Nations summit in New York, Mr Hammond said: ‘We are getting warm, we are working on all the leads.
‘There’s a big investigation and we are getting warm. We’re narrowing down the field, but I don’t want to say any more at this stage.’
Earlier this week it was revealed that US spy planes are flying above Britain monitoring telephone and computer signals in a bid to track down Jihadi John and those who are communicating with him.
The aircraft, manned by British pilots and carrying FBI agents, are equipped with technology so advanced they can detect heat coming off a keyboard when a button is pressed.
A source revealed Jihadi John, comes from a South London suburb about 10 miles from Central London.
The signals and data collected by the spy planes is being sent back to the US to be analysed, the Sunday Express reported.
An FBI source told the paper: ‘Electronic footprints might help us pinpoint the location of the British IS executioner because we believe there are associates of his in the UK who are directly communicating with him.’
International revulsion after the scenes were posted on the internet sparked a massive manhunt by British and American security services and the investigation has now focused on a district about ten miles from Central London.
It’s also believed the planes are being used to study the movements of Jihadi John’s suspected Midlands associates… (read more)
- US Spy Planes Deployed Over London in Attempt to Hunt Down Jihadi John (breitbart.com)
- Net closing in on Jihadi John, says Hammond (scotsman.com)
- Counter-terror cops ready to pounce on British associates of ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Jihadi John hunt is ‘getting warm’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- ‘Net is closing on Jihadi John’, warns Philip Hammond (express.co.uk)
- UK spy service ‘99.9% certain’ they know the identity of Brit militant ‘Jihadi John’ (mirror.co.uk)
- ‘Jihadi John’s’ identity could be revealed in a few days (theiranproject.com)