US strikes target Al Qaeda veterans in Syria plotting ‘imminent attack’

September 23, 2014 2:35 PM

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U.S. officials say the airstrikes in Syria on Monday night were aimed in part at disrupting an “imminent attack” by Al Qaeda-tied fighters on either the United States or Europe, in the strongest evidence yet of the growing threat posed by the group.

The strikes against the so-called Khorasan Group, conducted only by the U.S., were separate from the strikes against the Islamic State in which Arab allies participated.

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