Mannen som har skåret hodet av tre vestlige gisler er identifisert, skriver Mail on Sunday. Britisk og amerikansk politi skal ha avhørt slektninger av ham i det sørlige London.
The British terrorist known as Jihadi John, who has beheaded three Western hostages on camera, has been identified and comes from a South London suburb, according to a source close to the investigation.
Kildene sier at Jihad John, som han kalles, var kjent av politiet før han dro til Syria, men at han ble betraktet som ubetydelig.
A team of more than a dozen US investigators from an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force flew to the UK, where they are working with MI5 and anti-terrorist officers from the Metropolitan Police Force to identify the man.
It is believed family members of Jihadi John have been interviewed by Met officers and an FBI agent.
The source said Jihadi John was known to the security services even before he went to Syria, but had been regarded as a ‘low-level player’.