The U.K. government is facing fresh calls to clarify its role in U.S. drone strikes after acknowledging that there are potentially hundreds of British spy agency personnel working inside Menwith Hill, a U.S.-controlled surveillance base that has played a key role in so-called targeted killings.
Menwith Hill is the National Security Agency’s largest overseas surveillance facility and has been used to aid “a significant number of capture-kill operations” across the Middle East and North Africa, according to top-secret documents. The facility operates spy satellites used to pinpoint the locations of people on the ground below, and it is equipped with eavesdropping technology that can harvest data from more than 300 million emails and phone calls a day.
This photo shows RAF Menwith Hill near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England in August 2015.
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