ISIS Isn't Alone: Khorasan Group May Pose Bigger Threat to U.S.

September 23, 2014 4:16 PM

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ISIS Isn't Alone: Khorasan Group May Pose Bigger Threat to U.S.

Little is known about those militants — dubbed the “Khorasan group.” But in the week since their name hit the international stage, they’ve been billed as potentially an even bigger threat to the U.S. than ISIS. Here’s a look at what we know about the group whose existence was not publicly acknowledged until last week.

Intelligence analysts say Khorasan refers to battle-hardened al Qaeda fighters who have travelled from Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere to Syria. Beyond that, accounts differ.

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