US intelligence officials: Airstrikes didn't wipe out threat from terrorist cell in Syria

U.S. intelligence officials say airstrikes last month near the Syrian city of Aleppo killed just one or two key members of an al-Qaida cell that's plotting attacks on the West.

Officials say many militants had scattered before the strikes — fleeing after news reports had highlighted the fighters' activities — so the strikes didn't deal a crippling blow.

Among those who survived is a French-born man who fought in Afghanistan and is of great concern to U.S. intelligence officials.

The strikes were effective in setting back the Khorasan Group.

But Rep. Adam Schiff — a member of the House Intelligence Committee — says no one thinks the strikes will end the threats from the militants.