The barbarian beheader known as “John the Beatle” has been located by American-built drones in Syria, it was reported Sunday.
But high British military officials believe a “kill or capture’’ mission now would end in disaster because the fanatics’ forces are too strong.
They instead advised a bombing campaign of several weeks before trying any raid.
“Right now, a raid would be suicidal,’’ a source told the newspaper.
Also dubbed “Jihadi John,” the ISIS fanatic is said to have been the executioner in several beheadings, including that of US journalist James Foley.
In another development, FBI chief James Comey told “60 Minutes’’ that about a dozen Americans have gone to Syria and are fighting alongside ISIS.
He said officials believe they know all the traitors’ names.