American Airstrike Has Killed Top British Hacker Who Worked For ISIS

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A 21-year-old hacker from Birmingham, England, who tapped into U.S. military networks and was a central figure in the Islamic State militant group’s online recruitment campaign has been killed in Syria by a U.S. airstrike, according to three senior U.S. officials.

The hacker, Junaid Hussain, was a leading member of the CyberCaliphate, an Islamic State unit that broke into the U.S. Central Military Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts this year. He was considered to be the second-most prominent British member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after Mohammed Emwazi, a fighter often referred to as “Jihadi John” because of his role in the videotaped killings of Western hostages.