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U.S. drone strike targets ‘Jihadi John,’ Briton linked to hostage beheadings

The U.S. military launched a drone strike Thursday targeting “Jihadi John,” the masked Islamic State terrorist who beheaded several Western hostages in Syria and came to symbolize the brutality of the militant group, U.S. officials said.

But the Pentagon is still working to determine whether the strike killed the militant, Briton Mohammed Emwazi.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the strike took place around the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital.

“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” Cook said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...eee_story.html
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U.S. drone strike targets ‘Jihadi John,’ Briton linked to hostage beheadings

The U.S. military launched a drone strike Thursday targeting “Jihadi John,” the masked Islamic State terrorist who beheaded several Western hostages in Syria and came to symbolize the brutality of the militant group, U.S. officials said.

But the Pentagon is still working to determine whether the strike killed the militant, Briton Mohammed Emwazi.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the strike took place around the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital.

“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” Cook said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...eee_story.html
While legitimate military targets are acceptable under the laws and customs of war the assassination of a person is a violation of international law.

Based upon what I've read "Jihadi John" is a criminal that's committed "war crimess" and/or "crimes against humanity" and to assassinate him would be a violation of international law and would, in it's own right, also be a war crime and a crime against humanity under international laws and customs.

How do we claim moral superiority if we commit the same crimes under international laws and customs?
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While legitimate military targets are acceptable under the laws and customs of war the assassination of a person is a violation of international law.

Based upon what I've read "Jihadi John" is a criminal that's committed "war crimess" and/or "crimes against humanity" and to assassinate him would be a violation of international law and would, in it's own right, also be a war crime and a crime against humanity under international laws and customs.

How do we claim moral superiority if we commit the same crimes under international laws and customs?
All those who agree with the above, should expect in the future, the next trash disposal could be caused by some fatal accident instead. Not hard at all to accomplish by a real assassin.
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