Report: ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ identified
The BBC and Washington Post reported on Thursday that the man who appeared wearing a ski mask in the execution videos had been identified as Mohammed Emwazi.
In his mid-20s, Emwazi is said to be from a well-to-do family and to have a degree in computer programming. He is said to have grown up in west London after moving to the UK with his parents from Kuwait at the age of six. After that, the Post reported that he was believed to have traveled to Syria in 2012.
London’s Metropolitan Police would not confirm the man’s identity.
“We are not going to confirm the identity of anyone at this stage,” Richard Walton, head of the police Counter Terrorism Command, said in a statement quoted by news agency AFP.
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Source News: DW