David Cameron has drawn up a secret hit-list of Isis fighters who can be taken out at a moment’s notice if the opportunity arises, it has emerged.
The National Security Council, which is chaired by the Prime Minister and meets weekly, authorised a list of about 10 jihadists earlier in the summer and included the two British Isis fighters who were killed by the RAF in a drone attack in Syria last month.
It means the RAF can launch another drone attack on anyone on the hit list without having to go back to the NSC or the Attorney General for approval.
The drone that killed a British Isis fighter in Syria was operated remotely by a pilot located at RAF Waddington, in LincolnAmong them is Mohammed Emwazi, otherwise known as Jihadi John, who has been filmed carrying out barbaric murders on a number of British hostages.
Last month’s secret killing of Cardiff-born Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen, was revealed by the Prime Minister yesterday. It was the first time the UK government targeted a British citizen in a foreign country.