Drone attacks terrorists planning to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles

Cameron Says UK Drone Kills British IS Fighters

On Monday, Prime Minister of the U.K. David Cameron revealed that U.S. and British drones killed three ISIS terrorists in Syria who were plotting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

The terrorists were reportedly planning to detonate a bomb during the Victory in Japan Day celebrations last month. The bomb would have killed hundreds of citizens. Cameron revealed that the three extremists were British jihadists who had moved to Syria in an effort to plan and carry out the attack. Cameron said:

"There was a terrorist directing murder on our streets and no other means to stop them."

The three deceased men have been identified as Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, who were killed by British drones in Raqqa, and Junaid Hussain, who was killed in an air strike by U.S. forces. This is the first time the British government has taken action in the Syrian Civil War. In addition, this act was the first U.K. drone attack on British citizens. Cameron concluded his statement by saying:

"My first duty as prime minister is to keep the British people safe. This government does not for one moment take these decisions lightly. 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."

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles are now safe and fully protected in England.

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