“There have been more than 100 strikes this year, and more than 50 since September, in which more than 260 people have been killed. Most of the recent attacks have primarily targeted foreign fighters, according to security sources.
“This is understood to be because western security agencies uncovered a plot to attack European cities, a plot which was sourced to North Waziristan.
“In October the United States issued a terror alert warning of imminent Mumbai-style attacks targeting London, Paris and Berlin. The previous month, US drone strikes killed another Briton and eight German nationals.”