WASHINGTON: ‘ America Intelligence Officials Lay Blame for Failed Military Strikes Against Jihadists at Doors of News Reporters ‘
#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – October 11 – American intelligence officials are trying to blame news reports for failed military attacks against shadowy jihadist groups, arguing that the articles alerted a new terror group to impending air strikes.
Last month, the United States fired 46 cruise missiles at eight locations in northern Syria to target the Khorasan group’s training camps, a munitions centre and other sites.
However, the attacks only killed one or two key militants, US officials told the Associated Press.
The strikes near a compound in Aleppo did not cripple the group because members were able to scatter – something they blamed on news reports highlighting US missile plans.
This led to the escape of a French-born jihadi with military skills that officials say they were interested in targeting.