Obama: "We Will Not Tolerate Safe Havens for Terrorists"

(CBS News) Rebecca Kaplan - President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. had begun striking the Islamic State (known as ISIS, or ISIL) inside Syria's borders as well as an al-Qaeda affiliate that was plotting against the U.S. "It must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people," he said. The U.S. carried out eight unilateral airstrikes against the Khorasan group, which was deemed a more imminent threat to the U.S. than even ISIS. Khorasan is a group of operatives U.S. officials say were dispatched by al-Qaeda's central command in Pakistan to link up their bomb-making experts with Western jihadists who have joined the fight in Syria. The president referred to them as "seasoned al-Qaeda operatives."

2014-09-24 00:00:00

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