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UK prime minister: Royal Air Force drone strike killed 3 Islamic State fighters in Syria

In this image taken from TV, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement at the House of Commons, London, Monday Sept. 7, 2015. David Cameron says the U.K. will re-settle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps in Turkey, Jordan and Syria over the next five years. (PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

In this image taken from TV, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement at the House of Commons, London, Monday Sept. 7, 2015. David Cameron says the U.K. will re-settle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps in Turkey, Jordan and Syria over the next five years. (PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

British Prime Minister David Cameron says a Royal Air Force drone strike has killed three Islamic State fighters in Syria including at least one British man who had been planning attacks against the U.K.

Cameron told Parliament on Monday that the attack was lawful, saying the attorney general had been consulted and had approved the attack.

The prime minister said the threat from Islamic State fighters was more acute than ever before and that the drone attack was the only "feasible means" of dealing with the danger.

Cameron also said police and security forces had thwarted at least six terror attacks inside Britain in the last 12 months.