Obama says underestimated Islamic State; Qaeda says West will be attacked




 
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September 29th, 2014  
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Topic: Obama says underestimated Islamic State; Qaeda says West will be attacked


By Mariam Karouny and Jonny Hogg BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - The head of Syria's al Qaeda branch said militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes in Syria and Iraq, and President Barack Obama acknowledged U.S. intelligence had underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters. U.S.-led air strikes hit a natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria, a monitoring body reported, part of an apparent campaign to disrupt one of the fighters' main sources of income. ...

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