Prime Minister David Cameron is set to order Britain’s Royal Air Force to target Islamic State militant group leadership in Syria which masterminded the Paris massacre and is now targeting the UK, if his MPs back his plans of air strikes in the strife-torn country.
ISIS chief Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, a Syrian preacher, will be at the top of Britain’s so-called “kill list” when the strikes are launched, The Sunday Times reported.
Al-Adnani is reportedly in charge of the terror group’s “international attacks” unit, which is believed to have orchestrated the Paris massacre and has repeatedly targeted the UK for a mass-casualty atrocity.
Adnani’s external operations unit in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is believed to be running a network of jihadists who have returned to Britain after being trained in Syria.
The first RAF missions, expected this week, will feature high-profile strikes against suspected ISIS command and control hideouts in Raqqa to cut off the “snake’s head” of the terrorist group.