The RAF has killed three ISIS militants in Syria, among them two Britons including one plotting ‘murder on our streets’, David Cameron revealed today.
In a dramatic Commons statement, the Prime Minister revealed the target of the RAF drone strike in the ISIS capital of Raqqa was Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff.
Khan, who is believed to have arrived in Syria in 2013, was accused of being behind murderous plots on the streets of Britain and there was ‘no other means to stop him’.
But Mr Cameron was forced to defend launching military action without asking for MPs’ approval in advance.
It is the first time that a British attack has been launched in a foreign country outside of a war and sparked claims the families of the dead fanatics could now sue the government.
Khan was singled out in response to a ‘direct threat’ to the British people, including plotting ‘barbaric’ attacks against commemorations in the UK this summer.