UK drone strike

A British jihadist has been killed in an RAF air strike in Syria after he plotted to carry out “outrageous and barbaric” plots on British soil. In a move David Cameron said was “a new departure” for Britain, Reyaad Khan was last month assassinated in an RAF drone strike after security services uncovered his bid to stage a terror attack in the UK. The Prime Minister said that it is the first time UK forces have killed a terrorist in a foreign country when Britain is not at war and made clear that Britain is now prepared to carry out more strikes on Isil targets in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The Prime Minister authorised the strike without the approval of Parliament but said that it not require a vote because it was an act of “self-defence” for which there was a “clear legal basis”. Two other Isil fighters were killed in the attack on the Syrian city of Raqqa on 21 August. One of them, Ruhul Amin, 26, was also British, Mr Cameron said.The Prime Minister said that a third Briton, Junaid Hussain, 21, was killed by a separate US airstrike”.

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