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US designates Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra front a terrorist group at lightning speed
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By Dan Murphy
Christian Science Monitor

The US State Department designated the Jabhat al-Nusra militia fighting Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria a foreign terrorist organization Monday.

The speed with which the US government moved to designate a fairly new group that has never attacked US interests and is engaged in fighting a regime that successive administrations have demonized is evidence of the strange bedfellows and overlapping agendas that make the Syrian civil war so explosive.

The State Department says Jabhat a

Added: Dec-11-2012 Occurred On: Dec-11-2012
By: SpaceCase
World News, Regional News, Politics, Syria, Other Middle East
Tags: Syria, war, Middle-East, terrorism, politics
Location: Syria (load item map)
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