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U.S. Department of Defense
Press Operations
News Release

Release No. NR-433-15 November 12, 2015

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Airstrike in Raqqa, Syria

'U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, on Nov. 12, 2015 targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as 'Jihadi John.'

'Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in the videos showing the murders of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages.

'We are assessing the results of tonight's operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate.'



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