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Al Qaeda's Khorasan cell is 'clear and present danger' to commercial flights, US official says

Syrian rebel force of 12,000-15,000 needed to roll back Islamic State in eastern Syria: General Dempsey

Hezbollah squeezed out of Golan by Al Nusrah Front, Israel

Coalition airstrikes have halted most of the oil production in Deir Izzour, a source of Islamic State income, and a coalition airstrike today killed a senior IS official near Deir Izzour city. Coalition airstrikes also targeted an IS headquarters in Menbej city in Aleppo, as well as IS camps, checkpoints, and facilities in Raqqah. Some 73 fighters joined the IS in Aleppo over the past few days. Kurdish YPG forces continued to clash with the IS in Aleppo. Hundreds of Kurds broke through Turkish border fences to re-enter Syria to defend their homes in Aleppo province. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Damascus near Jobar and in Reef Dimashq. Civilians living near forces of the Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front, and Ahrar al Sham in Deir Izzour, Hasakah, Aleppo, and Raqqah are evacuating their homes.

US-led strikes put pressure on al Qaeda's Syria group to reconcile with Islamic State

Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.

Misunderstanding al Qaeda

The threat posed by al Qaeda remains today. The "Khorasan group" is merely al Qaeda in Syria.

Kurds see Turkey impeding ISIS fight

French, US planes strike Islamic State, Britain to join coalition

Hours after tourist killed, France says does not rule out Syria strikes

International coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State headquarters and facilities in Deir Izzour, including oil wells under IS control; as well as oil refineries in Hasakah. Assad regime airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, Raqqah, Hasaka, Homs, Aleppo, and Idlib have declined over the past two days since coalition airstrikes began. Kurdish YPG forces clashed with the IS in Aleppo near Ayn al Arab, and in Hasakah. Regime forces recaptured Adra in Damascus from rebel forces led by the Islamic Front. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Jobar in Damascus, and in Morek in Hama. Al Nusrah executed three men yesterday in Idlib, and issued photos and tweets asserting that the group is operational following airstrikes near its headquarters in Idlib; the group also said it is preparing bombings in Hama, has captured areas around Arsal in Lebanon, and is planning a big attack in Qalamoun.

The "Khurasan Group": A misleading name in the politics of war

Treasury designations target al Qaeda's international fundraising and facilitation network

The Treasury Department targeted six al Qaeda financiers and facilitators yesterday. Their work spans the globe, covering more than 10 nations from the Middle East to Southeast Asia.

Khorasan Group: A Terror Cell That Avoided the Spotlight

Sources: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile

Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

Worrying reports emerge of ISIS plans to wreak havoc in Lebanon

Senior Islamic State military commander, 'emir of suicide bombers' among Treasury's terrorism designations

Islamic State military leader Omar al Shishani and 'emir of suicide bombers' Tariq Bin Al Tahar Bin Al Falih Al 'Awni Al Harzi were among five members of the group added to the terrorism list today.

Abu Sayyaf Group threatens to kill German hostages

Senior al Qaeda strategist part of so-called 'Khorasan group'

An al Qaeda leader known as Sanafi al Nasr is a part of the so-called "Khorasan group," which was dispatched to Syria by Ayman al Zawahiri. Like another member of the group, Nasr was once the head of al Qaeda's Iran-based network.