Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Khorasan Group

From Emily: "Buried in a The National story, taken from a detail in a CNN story (from five days ago):

There is reason to be wary of similar motivations in Syria. CNN has revealed that the claims of a plot against the US, which President Obama believes he has thwarted with his attack on JAN (which the US identifies as the Khorasan Group), might have come from a fighter held in a Syrian regime prison (under torture, no doubt).
And the CNN mention:
The source says al Fadhli's new focus on "external operations" was revealed by one of his bodyguards, named as Abu Rama, who was recently arrested by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
I have not seen this reported elsewhere, have you? I.e. the intel for striking "Khorasan Group" comes from a prisoner held in a Syrian regime prison...The CNN source for the claim is "a security source in the Middle East". "