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U.S. military says it disrupted ‘imminent attack’ against United States

In this image made from video released by the U.S. Navy on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, missiles bound for Syrian Islamic State group targets are launched off of a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT) Monday, and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy via AP video)
In this image made from video released by the U.S. Navy on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, missiles bound for Syrian Islamic State group targets are launched off of a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT) Monday, and were conducted by the U.S., Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy via AP video) ASSOCIATED PRESS

The U.S. military has “taken action to disrupt the imminent attack” plotting against the U.S. conducted by a group of al Qaeda veterans - known as the Khorasan Group - in Syria, U.S. military officials announced early Tuesday morning.

The U.S. conducted eight airstrikes against Khorasan Group targets west of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, including training camps, an explosives and munitions production facility, a communication building and command and control facilities.

The Khorasan Group develops external attacks, constructs and tests improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations, according to the news release.

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