The Pentagon Re-Packaged Al Qaeda As ‘Khorasan Group’ To Sell Attack On Syria

Only after the US conducted strikes in Syria against the Khorasan Group, national security officials began offering a “more nuanced picture” on the threat that verged on being outright defensive.

Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville speaks about US operations in Syria, following U.S. military strikes against 17 separate targets connected to an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group, U.S. officials say, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014. The group was not new, as officials suggested, but essentially a group of reinforcements for the country’s Al Qaeda affiliate. In September 2014, just

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