Birmingham hacker Junaid Hussain killed in Syria drone strike, US military claims

A young computer hacker from Birmingham has been killed in a drone strike in Syria, according to sources in the United States military.

Junaid Hussain was named as No 3 on a US ‘kill list’ of key ISIS operatives just a few weeks ago.

Reports from CNN said the military and intelligence communities are currently “in the process of confirming the killing” of Hussain, from Kings Heath.

The unnamed US official told US news network CNN that: ”We have a high level of confidence he was killed.

“There is a good deal of sensitivity because Hussain was a British citizen targeted by the US.”

h/t ZD