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What Is the Khorasan Group and Why Is It Being Targeted by the U.S.?

But Mustafa Alani, senior advisor and program director in security and terrorism studies at the Gulf Research Center, told BuzzFeed that Al-Fadhli is “not a field commander” and “more of a preacher than a commander.” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a counter-terrorism analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, believes Al-Fadhli is not the group's leader, but rather “the head of [Khorasan's] external operations.”

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