Drone Strikes Kill British ISIS Terrorists Plotting to Kill Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles
British and U.S. drone strikes have killed three ISIS terrorists in Syria, who had plotted to kill Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and hundreds of other British Citizens by detonating a bomb during U.K. V.J. (Victory in Japan) Day celebrations last month.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron revealed on Monday, Sept. 7, that the terrorists were in fact British jihadists who had traveled to Syria to plan the horrific attack.
"There was a terrorist directing murder on our streets and no other means to stop them,” Cameron said about the lethal drone attacks, which took place in August, and which constituted the first U.K. military action in the Syrian civil war, and the first U.K. drone attack on a British citizen.
Welsh-born Reyaad Khan, 21, and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen, Scotland, died last month in Raqqa, as a result of the U.K. drone attacks. A third British national, Junaid Hussain, 21 and from Birmingham, was killed in a separate air strike by U.S. forces.
The strike on Khan was "the first time in modern times that a British asset has been used to conduct a strike in a country where we're not involved in a war", Cameron confirmed.
"My first duty as prime minister is to keep the British people safe. This government does not for one moment take these decisions lightly,” he added. “But I am not prepared to stand here in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on our streets and have to explain to the House why I did not take the chance to prevent it when I could have done," he said.