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Adam B. Schiff
Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group
Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group

With motivated fighters from the United States and Europe streaming into Syria to join militant groups, Al Qaeda’s battered leadership in Pakistan recently saw an opportunity to pluck Western passport holders and train them to launch attacks in their home countries. A “group of brothers” was dispatched to join Islamist rebels. Soon, U.S. officials say, the shadowy network known as the Khorasan Group was making plans to attack the U.S. and Europe. On Tuesday, as U.S. bombers, fighters and warships launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria, a number of the attacks — 47 Tomahawk missiles launched from U.S. Navy ships in the first volley —...

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