In Syria Strikes, US Also Targets Al Qaeda's Shadowy Khorasan Group

September 23, 2014 10:07 AM

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In Syria Strikes, US Also Targets Al Qaeda's Shadowy Khorasan Group

Airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies not only pounded the powerful ISIS terrorist army but also a shadowy al Qaeda unit known as the Khorasan Group, formed in Syria to strike both Western civilian aviation targets as well as their former allies who formed the Islamic caliphate stretching across northern Iraq, U.S. officials said.

The Khorasan Group -- consisting of about 50 or so hardened fighters of mixed past and current jihadi affiliations -- has been holed up in Aleppo, Syria under the protection of al Qaeda's official wing in the country, Jabhat al-Nusra, developing cutting edge weapons of terror with the help of al Qae...

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