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Khorasan near 'execution phase' of planned attacks in U.S. and Europe
Khorasan near 'execution phase' of planned attacks in U.S. and Europe

An Islamic militant network known as the Khorasan Group was near “the execution phase” of terrorist plots in the United States and Europe when President Obama ordered airstrikes against them as part of the bombing campaign in Syria overnight, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Khorasan operates out of Syria to exploit the safe haven created by the 3-year-old civil war there and has recruited Westerners who can blend in easily in their home countries, said the official, who requested anonymity in discussing intelligence information. "The president has been crystal clear" about his resolve to go after groups that pose a threat to the U.S., a second...

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