Jihadi John, the chief executioner of the Islamic State, has reportedly apologised to his family after he was outed as Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi.
Emwazi, believed to be behind the beheadings of Western hostages including American and British journalists and aid-workers, has however, apologised only for bringing shame to his family, and not for the gory executions, The Sunday Times reported.
In a message conveyed to his family through a third party from somewhere in Syria, Emwazi reportedly said he was sorry for the "problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused", the British paper reported.
While Emwazi's family had first condemned their son's role in the Islamic State, his father Jassem Emwazi has now claimed that there is "no proof" that his son is 'Jihadi John'.
Jassem reportedly moved his family from London to Kuwait after the news of the ISIS militant's identity broke out and have reportedly been forced into hiding.
Emwazi was born in Kuwait and later moved to London with his family, where he studied computer science from the University of Westminster.
He is said to have flown to Syria in 2012 to join the militant group, where he was soon made its chief executioner, appearing in a series of beheading videos.
Several of Emwazi's friends had told the media that they had little doubt that he was Jihadi John.