From The Telegraph, via Channel Four News, comes this report that two “white” Britons were killed in the Dec. 10 Predator strike in the village of Khadar Khel in the Datta Khel area of South Waziristan:
A pair of white British Muslim converts who joined al-Qaeda have been killed in a drone attack in a mountainous region of Pakistan, according to reports.
The men, one of whom was apparently called Steve, died five days ago when a Hellfire missile was fired from a remote controlled American drone in the town of Datta Khel. If confirmed, they would be the first white British converts to have been killed in the area. The militants, who were aged 48 and 25 and using the pseudonyms Abu Bakr and Mansoor Ahmed, were in a vehicle with two other fighters.
They had entered the country last year and travelled to the town in North Waziristan in the lawless tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, to join al-Qaeda, the report on Channel Four News said.
It’s not a stretch to speculate that these two Britons were likely part of the group assigned to carry out Mumbai-type terror assaults in Europe. Western passport holders, particularly white ones, are highly desired by al Qaeda’s external operations network.