Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat




 
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September 24th, 2014  
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Topic: Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat


By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West. The strikes early on Tuesday on what Washington called the Khorasan Group, so shadowy that U.S. officials had barely uttered its name in public, were staged to disrupt a plot against U.S. or European targets that the Pentagon said was "nearing the execution phase." The U.S. ...




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