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U.S. Targets Khorasan In Syria


U.S. warplanes bombed the Khorasan militant group in Syria on November 13, the third such attack against the Al-Qaeda offshoot.

Colonel Patrick Ryder from the U.S. military’s Central Command said the attacks targeted “veteran Al-Qaeda operatives” who were “plotting external attacks against the United States” and its allies.

Khorasan was hit by U.S. warplanes in September as a U.S.-led coalition also began air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Khorasan was hit again last week when a French bomb-maker with the group was targeted and killed.

The White House has said Khorasan militants include Al-Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan who have made their way to Syria.

Al-Qaeda affiliates and Islamic State militants have fought each other as rivals in Syria.

But The Associated Press reports that Al-Qaeda leaders and Islamic State militants met in northern Syria last week and agreed to stop fighting each other.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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