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'UK link to US drone attack'

Two global newspapers say documents provided by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden raise questions about whether British intelligence played a role in a 2012 US drone strike in Yemen.

The Guardian and The New York Times suggested yesterday that the documents indicate British intelligence may have provided information to US agencies before the strike, which took place outside a recognised war zone.

The documents are said to show the extremely close cooperation between the NSA and its British counterpart.