How “Khorasan” Went From Nowhere To The Biggest Threat To The U.S.

How “Khorasan” Went From Nowhere To The Biggest Threat To The U.S.
Sept. 23, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
Rosie Gray BuzzFeed Staff

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile, as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Arabian Gulf. Handout / Reuters

(The US informed Iran of the bombing of ISIS positions in advance. I wonder if they were also told about the little side trip to Korasan land?-LS)

WASHINGTON — An Al-Qaeda-connected group that the Obama administration has targeted with airstrikes alongside ISIS was almost totally unknown to the American public until the U.S. started bombing them, though sources say the group has been known to the administration and to Congress for some time.

The U.S. claims that Khorasan, an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group said to be led by an operative named Muhsin al-Fadhli, was a direct threat…

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