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IS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ is Londoner with IT degree

The burly masked Islamic State (IS) terrorist known as ‘Jihadi John’ seen in gruesome videos of beheadings of Western hostages was on Thursday identified as a Kuwait-born Londoner.

Mohammed Emwazi, the 26-year-old ruthless killer, has featured in a series of chilling videos of executions of hostages, some of whom he kills himself.

Emwazi, who holds a degree in computer programming, is shown speaking with a British accent and dressed in a black robe with a black balaclava covering all but his eyes and top of his nose.

He was also known to UK security services who chose not to disclose his identity earlier for operational reasons, the BBC reported.

Emwazi first appeared in a video in August 2014, when he apparently killed the American journalist James Foley.

He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of American journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.
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