The son of White Widow Sally Jones was not with her during the CIA reaper drone attack which killed her as he had been taken away to train as an ISIS fighter.
Jones, from Chatham, Kent, travelled to Syria to join ISIS with her 12-year-old son Joe ‘Jojo’ Dixon in 2013 but died following a US airstrike on the convoy she was travelling with in June.
It was reported at the time that her son was also killed in the attack, possibly due to Jones using him as a human shield.
But it has now emerged that Syrian sources believe the boy is still alive and was 35 miles away in the village of al-Shaafa near Syria’s eastern border with Iraq at the time of the attack.
Jones, from Chatham, Kent, travelled to Syria to join ISIS with her 12-year-old son Joe ‘Jojo’ Dixon in 2013 but died following a US airstrike on the convoy she was travelling with in June
Jones was a high priority on the Pentagon’s ‘kill list’ because she was believed to have masterminded dozens of terror plots. Pictured: The propagandist with her son JoJo
Jones travelled to Syria to join the caliphate and marry terrorist hacker Junaid Hussain in 2013 but Jojo was taken from her to be trained as a fighter along with other children after Hussain was killed in 2015.
The fanatics decided the boy was old enough to fight for their caliphate after he turned 12 last December, two separate sources told the Telegraph.
He underwent several months of training as part of the ‘cubs of the caliphate’ camp and the last known photo of the JoJo was taken in Raqqa during this training.
Sally Jones, the ‘White Widow’, was pictured in the local paper cradling newborn JoJo with his father Darren Alfred Dixon, following his birth at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, just a week before Christmas in 2004
A source said: ‘Foreign fighters, mostly Turkish, took Joe and some other foreign children from Raqqa to Deir Ezzor province in April to protect them as they are the future of the caliphate.
‘They weren’t using them as human shields, as some people say because the presence of children does not stop the coalition from bombing.’
JoJo, who was born in Chatham, Kent, is thought to have been radicalised by Syrian fighters who renamed him Hamza Hussain from the age of nine.
A source said last month: ‘Sometimes he would go away to a camp for a time. Sally was either being very stupid thinking it was an education trip or clever by disguising the fact he was training to kill. He had been totally brainwashed.’
The onetime punk rocker from Kent went to Syria with her son in 2013. A former L’Oreal saleswoman, she lived in a council house in Chatham before fleeing to Syria in 2013
JoJo has also been used in sickening propaganda videos for the evil group. A nine-minute ISIS video issued last year appeared to show the boy executing a captured prisoner in a firing squad.
A friend of Jones said: ‘JoJo was just an ordinary kid when she took him away from his home in Kent. She ruined all of that by fleeing with him.’
Her other son Jonathan, 21, who himself has a three-year-old child, was left behind.
Jones was understood to be on a hit list of foreign fighters who US-led coalition forces were trying to wipe out amid fears they presented a threat to the West.
Jones was a high priority on the Pentagon’s ‘kill list’ because she was believed to have masterminded dozens of terror plots.
Pictured is White Widow Sally Jones in family photo enjoying her last Christmas dinner in Britain in 2012
She was believed to head the women’s section of Isis’s Anwar al-Awlaki battalion, training European female recruits in weapons and tactics.
Jones had used her Twitter account to spread propaganda for the group, and tweeted of her wish to behead a Western prisoner in Syria and behead Christians with a ‘blunt knife’.
In May 2016 an account claiming to be Jones posted: ‘To be honest I wouldn’t go into Central London through June. Or even July. Well to be honest I wouldn’t go there at all, especially by Tube.’
According to the Counter-Extremism Project, Jones issued terror threats against Britain as recently as May 2016.
JoJo (left, in an ISIS propaganda video) is believed to be the son of Darren Dixon (right), who now lives in Birmingham
She has previously called on Muslim women to launch attacks during Ramadan in London, Glasgow and Wales.
Last month it emerged Jones groomed a former chef in a bid to persuade him to carry out a Boston marathon-style bomb at an event attended by the Queen.
White Widow Sally Jones (pictured) travelled to Syria to join ISIS with her 12-year-old son Jojo
The mother (pictured) was killed following a US airstrike and it is believed her son also died
The man, known as Adam, posed as a 19-year-old woman called Izdihar to expose IS fanatic Jones, said she gave him ‘bomb-making kits’.
He told The Sun : ‘She was desperate for me to carry out an attack on the VJ Day celebrations where the Queen would attend.
‘She sent me bomb-making kits and told me she would put me in touch with jihadi sisters in Britain.
Considered Britain’s most-wanted woman, Jones – known as the White Widow – was a recruiter for Islamic State
‘But she also used a lot of emojis and smiles to put me at ease and come across nice while planning with me to kill.’
She told the former chef that he was going to make a ‘pressure cooker’ bomb which was the ‘same’ as the one the Boston bomber made.
The former glamour model asked Adam to give her the receipts for the materials he bought for the bomb.
Jones is said to have groomed a chef to persuade him to make a bomb to try and kill the Queen (pictured)
He added: ‘It was pretty scary at times. Once we realised what she was planning we handed all the material over to the authorities.’
The Queen led the ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day in August 2015.
It was previously claimed Jones was using her son as human shield in an attempt to stop the US from carrying out a similar strike on her
Hundreds of war veterans had gathered in London for the historic occasion to remember the millions killed during the Second World War.
Around 350 veterans and their families and carers later met with royals and the Prime Minister at a garden party hosted by the Royal British Legion in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.
In 2013, two bombs detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of runners and spectators.
The making of the ‘White Widow’ who was a former punk beautician
Sally Jones was a former punk rocker who became one of the most high-profile figures in the Islamic State terror group.
A former L’Oreal saleswoman, she lived in a council house in Chatham before fleeing to Syria in 2013, after falling for hacker jihadi Junaid Hussain online.
Born in South-East London, she was the only daughter of a greengrocer turned lorry driver and her older brother runs a business in the Home Counties.
Jones was still a girl when her parents divorced and was 10 years old when her father committed suicide after taking an overdose.
She was believed to have been heading toward the Syrian border settlement of Mayadin as the ISIS capital is besieged by coalition forces. In the early 1990s she was the lead guitarist in an all-girl rock band called Krunch who played a series of gigs in the South East
She was raised as a Catholic and attended Christian youth groups in her teens and early twenties.
She left school at the age of 16 to work as a beautician and later became interested in punk music, joining the all-girl band Krunch, for which she played bass guitar.
However her music career was put on hold when she fell pregnant with her on-off boyfriend, labourer Jonathan Wilkinson.
But two years after their son was born in 1996, 29-year-old Wilkinson died from liver cirrhosis.
Her eldest son Jonathan, now 21, from Kent, become a father in September 2014.
A chaotic and self-destructive lifestyle that ensued led her to an online dating site, where she first met Hussain, whose mother was a Birmingham school dinner lady.
Then a mother-of-two, Jones fled to the Middle East in 2013 with Hussain and her younger boy JoJo, now 12, leaving her elder son behind.
The former benefits claimant went on to be put in charge of the female wing of an IS battalion of foreign fighters.
Her and her husband became notorious for their involvement in ISIS and were nicknamed ‘Mr and Mrs Terror’.
The pair were accused of plotting terror attacks across three continents and were even linked to a plot to blow up the Queen and Prince Philip during VJ celebrations two years ago.
Jones became known as the White Widow after Hussain was killed in a drone strike in August 2015. Since then she is believed to have risen through the ranks of the terror group.
Following Hussain’s death, she tweeted that she was proud her ‘husband was killed by the biggest enemy of Allah’ and that she would ‘never love anyone but him’.
In 2015 it emerged that Jones was grooming British teenage girls online under the Islamic name Sakinah Hussain.
Jones then tried to persuade the young girls to travel to the Middle East and become jihadi brides.
A known ISIS recruiter, her name was added to a US kill list, but she has continued to post threatening anti-Western messages online.
In one 2016 post she wrote: ‘I just wanna say…have a nice summer. I wouldn’t go into central London through June or July. Well, to be honest, I wouldn’t go there at all by Tube.’
In July a friend described Jones as being desperate to return to the UK, but she was apparently being forced to stay by her husband’s comrades.
A petition which called for a ban on the mother ever returning to Britain was signed by more than 18,000 people.