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U.S. Airstrikes Target Al-Qaeda Faction in Syria

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U.S. airstrikes target al-Qaeda faction in Syria A damaged vehicle parks beside collapsed buildings after what activists said was a U.S.-led air strike on Kafar Joum village in West Aleppo. (Stringer/Reuters) 6 at 10:09 PM By Karen DeYoung, Liz Sly and Missy Ryan November U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border early Thursday, targeting a group other than the Islamic State for only the second time since the air campaign in the country began and threat
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  U.S. airstrikes target al-Qaeda faction in Syria A damaged vehicle parks beside collapsed buildings after what activists said was a U.S.-led air strike on Kafar Joum village in est Aleppo. !Stringer #euters$%y Karen &e'oung( )i* Sly and +issy #yan   ,ovember at /0/1 2+ U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border early Thursday, targeting a group other than the Islamic State for only the second time sincethe air campaign in the country began and threatening to draw Washington deeper into Syria’s multilayered conflicts.The U.S. Central Command said fie strikes were conducted specifically against the al!  aeda!linked #horasan group using manned aircraft and drones. There were unconfirmed reports that a $rench bombmaker with the group was among those killed.#horasan is the term used by U.S. intelligence to refer to an al! aeda cell said to be embedded within %abhat al!&usra, a Syrian militant group that is fighting both 'resident (ashar al!)ssad and U.S.!backed moderate opposition forces of the $ree Syrian )rmy, or $S).(ut rebel fighters and opposition actiists near the strikes, close to the (ab al!*awa  border crossing in Idlib proince, said it appeared that known %abhat al!&usra bases  were the intended targets and that some of the bombs went far afield. It was not possible to erify either ersion of the strikes.In the complicated web of relationships among the many groups fighting in Syria, the $S) sometimes collaborates with %abhat al!&usra, al! aeda’s main affiliate in Syria. +ast weekend, howeer, etensie clashes between the two resulted in %abhat al!&usra’s sei-ing significant territory from the $S) in Idlib. The 'entagon did not respond to repeated $S) calls for airstrikes, opposition leaders said.arly this week, howeer, U.S. officials weighed using airstrikes to preent a %abhat al!&usra takeoer of (ab al!*awa, one of two strategic crossings on the Turkish border that are used by the United States and other supporters to funnel military and humanitarian supplies to the $S).In an unusual statement announcing the Thursday air attacks, C&TC/0 said that 1these strikes were not in response to the &usra $ront’s clashes with the Syrian moderate opposition, and they did not target the &usra $ront as a whole.2C&TC/0’s commander, 3en. +loyd %. )ustin III, speaking at the )tlantic Council think tank in Washington, said, 1There were no strikes conducted against the al!&usra $ront.2   )ustin said he did 1not want to speculate on the effectieness2 of the strikes. 1We’re still in the assessment phase,2 he said.
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