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'Jihadi John' on government 'kill list' of British IS fighters

Further drone strikes against Islamic State militants plotting to attack the UK could be launched within weeks, the Defence Secretary has said.

Michael Fallon said the Government would "not hesitate" to repeat the action that led to Britons being killed by an RAF drone in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa last month.

ITV News understands there are at least five people on a government 'kill list'. One is that of Mohammed Emwazi - the man known as 'Jihadi John' who has been filmed beheading Islamic State hostages.

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Amnesty: UK 'conducting summary executions' from the air

Two British Islamic State fighters were killed by a RAF drone strike in Syria, while a third died during a US attack. Credit: MOD handout

Britain has "crossed a line" by using RAF drone strikes to target Islamic State militants in Syria and is apparently "conducting summary executions from the air", a worldwide human rights charity has warned.

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:

It’s extremely alarming that the UK has apparently been conducting summary executions from the air.

In following the United States down a lawless road of remote-controlled summary killings from the sky, the RAF has crossed a line.

If we allow this to become the norm, we could have countries all over the world conducting aerial execution of perceived enemies on the basis of secret, unchallengeable evidence.

– Amnesty International UK

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