US renews its airstrikes against the Khorasan Group
The United States military has renewed its airstrikes against a terrorist group in Syria that is known as the Khorasan Group, targeting senior leaders with night-time airstrikes in the town of Sarmada in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, according to Foreign Policy.
These airstrikes come just a month after FBI Director James Comey appeared on 60 Minutes and described the Khorasan Group as “serious people, bent on destruction.” He went on to warn the American people that group will likely strike in the United States “very, very soon.”
A previous airstrike was launched by the United States military back in September, but it failed to take out any of the terrorist organization’s high ranking officials. Some claim that they were tipped off by new reports because not only did the men manage to escape, they were also able to take several high-tech explosive devices that they plan to use for their own future attacks.
Currently, the United States military is still assessing whether specific individual targets may have been killed in Wednesday’s airstrikes, of which there were five. While the Pentagon has seen reports of the strikes, it claims that it can’t confirm them at this time.