Government refuse to publish date of legal approval for deadly Syria drone strike

The Attorney General’s Office has refused to publish the date and time the legal approval was given to kill British citizen and ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan. 

Khan was killed by a targeted drone strike in Syria on August 21st after intelligence lead officials to believe he was planning to murder British citizens.

David Cameron told the House of Commons that the precision strike was an “act of self-defence” and was in response to a “credible and specific terrorist threat”.

The decision to take the unprecedented action has been questioned by lawyers and is also facing a legal challenge from MPs and the charity Reprieve.

A slew of reasons – including defence, international relations, and protection of law advice – were used by officials at the Attorney General’s Office in its refusal to a Freedom of Information request about the decision to launch the strike.

I’d like to say I am surprised…