Syria’s Khorasan radicals hit by U.S.-led strikes


Head of al-Qaeda splinter group Khorasan was killed during U.S. airstrike in Syria. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – Warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition targeted 10 strongholds of the Islamic State militants group (IS/ISIS) on Friday, American Central Command reported.

In an official statement, the Central Command said that Friday’s airstrikes also hit radicals of the al-Qaeda affiliated group of Khorasan.

“Seventeen strikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani also destroyed 10 fighting positions, a building and several vehicles in addition to striking the militant units,” the statement said. “A strike near Raqqa also destroyed an Islamic State training camp.”

According to local sources, headquarters of Khorasan group in the countryside of Aleppo were hit by the U.S.-led fighter jets.

The Central Command didn’t reveal the number of militants killed in Friday’s strikes.


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

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