UK jihadi killed in RAF drone strike was attack planner for Islamic State

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A British jihadi killed in an unprecedented RAF drone strike in Syria was a prolific recruiter and attack planner for Islamic State, a major new report reveals.

MPs and peers given access to intelligence reports said they were "in no doubt" that Reyaad Khan posed a "very serious threat".

He "orchestrated numerous plots to murder large numbers of UK citizens and those of our allies, as part of a wider terrorist group which considers itself at war with the West," according to the assessment from the Intelligence and Security Committee.

Khan, from Cardiff, was targeted by a remotely piloted aircraft in August 2015 in the Raqqah area of Syria.

The operation that killed the 21-year-old was the first time that the UK had conducted a lethal drone strike against a terrorist target outside of participation in a military campaign.

While Khan was the target of the attack, two other individuals travelling in the same vehicle were also killed, including Ruhul Amin, another UK national.