New Airstrikes in Syria Target al Qaeda-Linked Militants

Airstrikes Wednesday night targeted Khorasan group


The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-called Khorasan group of al Qaeda-linked militants based in Syria, saying the group was plotting to attack Europe or the United States.

Separately, one U.S. official said a target of the strike was David Drugeon, a French-born militant and convert to Islam who some U.S. officials have described as a bombmaker for the group. U.S. officials have not confirmed that Drugeon was killed in the attack.