U.S. Bombs ISIS and Al Qaeda “Veterans” in Syria

The U.S. launched airstrikes against ISIS targets and a network of "seasoned al Qaeda veterans" in Syria known as the Khorasan group, who were plotting against Western interests, the Pentagon said early Tuesday, NBC News reported. Fighter jets and bombers launched 14 strikes in a significant escalation in the fight against ISIS, which President Barack Obama has pledged to “degrade and destroy.” The Pentagon also said the attacks targeted the Khorasan group's training camps, explosives production and command and control facilities. While the U.S. was alone in the operations targeting Khorasan, U.S. Central Command said five Arab partner nations - Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – “participated in or supported” the broader overnight assault in Syria. Those attacks hit ISIS fighters, their training compounds, headquarters, command facilities, a finance center.

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