One of Britain’s most wanted terrorists has been killed by a CIA drone attack in Pakistan, along with another Briton.
He was killed in the tribal region of Waziristan alongside Mohammed Azmir Khan, 37.
Adam’s father confirmed that his son had been killed and a close friend of Khan’s family, who did not want to be named, said: “They have taken it very badly – this is the second son who has been killed in a drone strike.”
Adam, 24, was the younger brother of Anthony Garcia, 28, one of the men jailed for life for plotting to blow up the Ministry of Sound night club or the Bluewater Shopping Centre with a fertiliser bomb in 2004.
Adam disappeared along with his older brother Lamine, 30, in May 2007 despite being put under a control order after previously being stopped while en route to Syria.
Lamine, who had a job as a tube driver had allegedly wanted to carry out an attack on a nightclub in Britain. He appears to have survived the drone attack.
Garcia wrote a letter to Adam from an al-Qaeda training camp in 2003, when he was still a teenager, telling him: “You have been gifted OK with the people you know but never think you are OK, always think you are nothing.
“Only when you believe this will you be able to sell your life….We will meet either in this life or the hereafter.
“Study hard in Islamic matters, don’t let them know you have future plans, better that they think you are a fool than someone good.”
His passport photographs were found in an al-Qaeda safe house in Oslo showing Adam with four different hairstyles and clothing and were circulated to law enforcement agencies across the world.
The photographs were discovered after MI5 and MI6 unraveled a global network controlled by Rashid Rauf, a British al-Qaeda commander behind the July 7, July 21 and trans-Atlantic airlines plots.
The Adam brothers had been part of a group of militants in Ilford, East London that also included the other dead man, Mohammed Azmir Khan, 37, a father of three.
Khan’s brother, Mohammed Jabar Ahmed, 34, also known as Abdul Jabber, was killed by a missile from an unmanned drone in Datta Khel, near Miranshah in North Waziristan on September 8 last year.
The whereabouts of a third brother, Mohammed Tunveer Ahmed, 39, is unknown. All three were born in Sheffield and moved to London.
Tunveer and Jabar were members of the radical group al-Muhajiroun and travelled to Afghanistan around the time of the September 11 attacks to fight with the Taliban.
Like their associates in the fertiliser gang, the brothers returned to Britain but were not arrested and at some point returned to Pakistan to rejoin the militants.
Sources told the Daily Telegraph that two individuals associated with the group tried to travel to Pakistan through Cairo and Dubai but were turned back at Heathrow airport and put under control orders.
Another associate, tube driver Amir Ali, was acquitted of trying to travel to Pakistan after telling a jury he was set up by MI5.
The Adam brothers’ father, Elias, told the Daily Telegraph last year that he feared he would never see his other two sons alive again.
“I am heartbroken. I am worried that I will never see them again. I just want them to come back home,” he said.
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