The U.S. military said in a statement on Wednesday the
strikes, which a monitoring group and several activists said
took place late on Tuesday, destroyed a "storage facility run by
veteran al Qaeda operatives" known as The Khorasan Group, whose
members Washington says are plotting external attacks against
the United States.
Rami Abdul Rahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory
monitoring group that tracks violence across the country, said
the strike killed at least two fighters from the Nusra Front.
There was no evidence it killed any senior members of the group
or any of the Khorasan group network.
Two residents near the rural border area of Harem in Idlib
province said at least six civilians including two women and a
child were injured in a residential house close to the house hit
by the U.S. strike.
Khorasan is the Islamic term for an area including parts of
Pakistan and Afghanistan, where al Qaeda council is believed to
be in hiding. Khorasan is believed to be a foreign fighter cell
in the Nusra Front, al Qaeda official Syria wing.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)
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