Two British nationals are believed to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, family and friends of the men have told the Press Association.
According to PA, Ibrahim Adam and Mohammed Azmir were killed in Waziristan three months or more ago. Their deaths were confirmed to PA by other sources.
According to the Bureau’s own data at least six British nationals have been killed since 2008 in CIA strikes. Among them is Azmir’s brother, Abdul Jabbar, killed in a US drone strike on October 4 2010.
Britons known to have died in CIA strikes in Pakistan
|Nov 22 2008||Rashid Rauf,a British Al Qaeda-linked operative and a suspect in a 2006 plane-bombing plot, reported killed|
|Oct 4 2010||British ‘Taliban supporter’ Abdul Jabbar, brother of Mohammed Azmir, killed with nine others|
|Dec 10 2010||Two British Muslim converts, known only as Mr Stephen, aka Abu Bakr and Mr Dearsmith known as Mansoor Ahmed, killed in an attack on a car|
|Unknown – Sept 2011||Ibrahim Adam and Mohammed Azmir killed in an attack somewhere in Waziristan, according to families|
Source: Bureau data
Ibrahim Adam’s father has reportedly confirmed that his 24-year old son was killed. He absconded from a control order in May 2007, and the family had not heard from him in a long time, according to reports.
Azmir, aged 37, was the subject of a UK Treasury order freezing his assets in February 2010. PA reported a close friend of Azmir’s family as saying: ‘They have taken it very badly – this is the second son who has been killed in a drone strike.’