Robert O’Neill, the soldier who shot Osama bin Laden dead back in 2011, is now the subject of death threats from Islamic State.
The former Navy SEAL’s home address was published on social media with a message urging extremists to target him.
“I leave this info of Robert O’Neill for my brothers in America and Al Qaeda in the US as a number one target to eventually hunt down and kill,” said the post.
Image: Robert O'Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden
Speaking out after the threats, O’Neill told Fox News, “I’ve been ready for this since we killed Osama bin Laden.”
“A lot of times when there’s a bomb threat, there’s not a bomb. But it’s the ones you don’t see. So everyone has to become more vigilant.”
The poster of the threat is thought to be Sally-Anne Jones, a British jihadist from Kent.
Earlier this year, Jones was put on a UN sanctions list that froze her assets and put her on a “no-fly list”. The US government has named her as a “specially designated global terrorist” on its Federal Register.
Jones, perhaps the world’s most wanted female terrorist, joined Islamic State in 2013 before marrying an ISIS computer hacker and travelling to Syria.
When her husband was killed by an America drone earlier this year, Jones wrote that she proud that he was killed by “the biggest enemy of Allah”.
Image: Sally-Anne Jones, the world's most wanted female terrorist