The U.S. conducted another strike on the Khorasan terrorist group in Syria on Thursday, a defense official told NBC News. The official said the strike targeted one or more individuals but wouldn't classify the targets as any major figures.
It's at least the third U.S. strike on the Syria-based jihadist group, which is linked to al Qaeda and is led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, 33.
The U.S. struck both Khorasan and ISIS targets in Syria in September, hitting training camps, command and control facilities and a facility producing explosives and munitions, the Pentagon said at the time. Then, on Nov. 6, a U.S. drone killed a top bomb-maker for the group, U.S. officials told NBC News last week.
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— Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube