Sep 23, 2014 6:45 PM

Al-Qaida's Khorasan Group Led By Hard-Core Fighters

While the al-Qaida offshoot known as the Khorasan Group only burst into the public consciousness in the past week, the group has been on the radar for counterterrorism officials for a while, and Intelligence officials say they have tracked the individual members of the group for years.

Its members are part of al-Qaida's core operation, a roster of individuals who fought together in Afghanistan and Pakistan and even lived together, in exile, in Iran after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


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