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Drone strike on British terrorists ‘could be challenged in courts’

David Cameron has been warned that he could face a legal challenge to the targeted killing of a suspected British terrorist in Syria. Speaking to ITV News, Conservative MP and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said the decision to kill IS militant Reyaad Khan in an act of “self defence” could be legally justified if there was a provable risk to the public. However, Grieve added that the strike – which also killed another British terrorist, Ruhul Amin – could be looked at by the independent terrorism reviewer or challenged in the courts on human rights grounds.

“Whether that legal challenge succeeds or how far it gets… is a different issue,” he added.

The comments came as fellow Conservative MP David Davis called for checks on what he said otherwise amounted to “extra-judicial execution”.

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