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DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 23 2014 Sep 23, 2014 September 23, 2014 4:37 PM September 23, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Alicia A. Caldwell

WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Homeland Security Department say there is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States. But they say airstrikes in Syria may have temporary disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets.

The five-page Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press warned that airstrikes targeting the al-Qaida-linked Khorasan and Islamic State groups could also embolden homegrown extremists inside the United States who already have grievances about the U.S. because of military action in predominantly Muslim countries.

U.S. and Arab allies carried out more than 200 airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon said the U.S. launched more than 20 Tomahawk cruise missiles and other ordnance against eight Khorasan targets in Syria.

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