U.S. Airstrikes Hit Khorasan Group's Top Bomb-Maker
U.S. airstrikes in Syria have reportedly killed David Drugeon, a top bomb-maker for the Al-Qaeda offshoot the Khorasan group.By Matt Picht | November 6, 2014
The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Syria was directed at the Al-Qaeda offshoot known as the Khorasan group — and U.S. officials are claiming a key victory against them.
Officials say they believe the strikes killed David Drugeon, a 24-year-old French militant who was allegedly one of the Khorasan group's top bomb-makers. Fox News sources reported Drugeon was killed in a drone strike Wednesday in Syria's Idlib province.
Drugeon's been the subject of some speculation in the media ever since McClatchy published a story claiming he was a high-level defector from French intelligence agencies. Subsequent reports, especially from French media, have cast serious doubt on that claim.