US believes Khorasan leader killed in Syria strike

September 24, 2014 17:37

The United States believes that a US strike in Syria has killed Mohsin al-Fadhli, the leader of a group of al-Qaida militants known as Khorasan, a US official told Reuters on Wednesday.

"We believe he is dead," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

US officials have said the al Qaeda-linked group posed an immediate threat to the West and had been nearing the execution of a plot against US or European targets.

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