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09/24/2014 10:27 am ET Updated Nov 24, 2014

U.S. Believes Khorasan Leader Killed In Syria Strike

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The United States believes that a U.S. strike in Syria has killed Mohsin al-Fadhli, the leader of a group of al Qaeda militants known as Khorasan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

"We believe he is dead," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

U.S. officials have said the al Qaeda-linked group posed an immediate threat to the West and had been nearing the execution of a plot against U.S. or European targets. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Susan Heavey and Bill Trott)

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