US bombs al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan for third time: Military

 American aircraft bombed the Khorasan group in Syria on Thursday, in the third attack on the Al-Qaeda offshoot since early August, the US military`s Central Command said.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 05:01 AM IST

Washington: American aircraft bombed the Khorasan group in Syria on Thursday, in the third attack on the Al-Qaeda offshoot since early August, the US military`s Central Command said.

"We can confirm that US aircraft struck a target in Syria earlier today associated with a network of veteran Al-Qaeda operatives, sometimes called the `Khorasan group,` who are plotting external attacks against the United States and our allies," spokesman Colonel Patrick Ryder told AFP.