David Haines' daughter: Drone strikes against IS are 'a step in the right direction'

Bethany Haines speaking to ITV News last September. Credit: ITV News

The daughter of aid worker David Haines, who was murdered by Islamic State, has told ITV News that although drone strikes against the extremist group are "a step in the right direction", more direct action is needed.

Bethany Haines said she believes ground action is "necessary" and that she hopes it will be considered as the next step to "wipe out" IS.

Ms Haines said in a statement to ITV News:

She made the comments after it was revealed a UK government-backed drone strike killed two British IS fighters in Syria.

A video showing her father's death was released last September. He was believed to be the first British hostage killed on screen by the extremist group.

In February Ms Haines told ITV News that she would not get any closure until there is a "bullet between the eyes" of Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John", who featured in the video.