‘Jihadi John’ appears unmasked in new video footage vowing return to Britain

Swaggering in the desert and glowering menacingly at the camera, Islamic State terrorist group’s infamous executioner Jihadi John has in a newly released video vowed to return to Britain and carry on cutting off heads.


In the past, Emwazi has been seen in at least 7 execution videos in which three Americans, two Japanese citizens and two Brits were killed.

In the 1.17 minute clip, obtained by the Mail on Sunday, Jihadi John, who has been identified as 27-year-old Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, appeared unmasked for the first time.

He was last seen in a sickening Isis (Islamic State) video at the end of January, beheading Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

It is believed the footage, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, was shot near the IS-held town of Deir Ezzor in south-east Syria about two months ago.

It shows a young man in the desert dressed in black or dark clothing and wearing a cap under a hood.

“I am Mohammed Emwazi”.

Moreover, he promises to return back to Britain with the terror group’s self-styled leader.

Jihadi John is considered one of the world’s most wanted fugitive with a $9.4 million bounty placed on his head by US authorities.

A photo of Mohammed Emwazi (left) and dressed as Jihadi John (right).

This would be sufficient for “an arrest being made in most cases and may get a conviction in court”.

Abu Rashid, from the Syrian city of Aleppo, is believed to have received the footage through Viber.

The video was leaked to an activist for the Free Syrian Army, who passed the clip on to UK media. Emwazi went to ground after his identity was revealed earlier this year, prompting concerns that he was trying to find his way back into the United Kingdom.

Last month, there was speculation that Emwazi had fallen out with fellow fighters in Syria and had fled to Libya.


A facial mapping expert told the site the man in the footage is likely Jihadi John, noting they share “apparent similarities in both morphological and proportional comparisons”.

ISIS beheader'Jihadi John appears with unmasked face for the first time in new video