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US blacklists radical Islamist Syrian rebel group
Published Tuesday 11/12/2012 (updated) 12/12/2012 15:39
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Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's
President Bashar Assad fired missiles at Deraa November 4, 2012.
(Reuters/Ali Abu Salah/Shaam News Network/Handout)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States has designated the radical Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is suspected of ties to al-Qaida, as a foreign terrorist organization.

In an order released on Tuesday, the US State Department essentially classified the group, which has advocated for an Islamic state in Syria, as an affiliate of al Qaeda in Iraq.

By blacklisting al-Nusra, authorities now can freeze any assets the group or its members have in US jurisdictions. The designation also prohibits Americans from giving it any material support.

The group has been accused by other rebel factions of indiscriminate tactics in the bloody civil war aimed at ousting President Bashar Assad.

"The secretary of state concludes that there is a sufficient factual basis to find that al-Qaida in Iraq ... uses or has used additional aliases," including Jabhat al-Nusra, the State Department statement said.

Tuesday's action comes as US officials attend the Friends of Syria meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, to discuss the 20-month-old crisis in Syria as rebels push forward on the battlefield and move to unify the political opposition.

US officials have stressed their concern about the rising influence of extremist elements in the Syrian war.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been expected to attend before falling ill with a stomach virus. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns is attending in her place.
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1 ) rami / palestine
11/12/2012 19:24
lol.the black list the one the press mention . what about all the other alqaida groups in 'fsa' .they are still supplying those weapon

2 ) shirley / Australia
11/12/2012 23:43
this is dirty trick to expand war on terror watch how idiot peace groups say it is al QEADA in Libya yet US NATO clearly stated BELHAJ was no longer afuilliated with AL QEADA when they USED him to kill Gaddfhi he was part of a nationilist movement no proof ever affiliated with AL QEADA only CLINTONlumping everyone under al qeada US lies and then start of Syria unrest Iran and ASSAD using it against gulf states Iran is to blame for any crap about al QEADA and anyone can say affiliated with

3 ) Mel / USA
12/12/2012 17:26
LOL! Jabhat al-Nusra IS A USG proxy,just like al-Qaeda in USSR-occupied Afghanistan(1980's).MEK was/is a USG proxy in Iraq,& Jundallah is,in Baluchistan!This is all recycled 2003(WMD's)CRAP!USG wants to invade,occupy Syria,establish US military bases there,along Qatar's oil-gas pipeline route thru N.Saudi,S.Syria(Dara)thru' to N.Israel(Haifa)& OUT thru'Turkey,to EU. Connect the oil/gas,military 'dots' &those are the"friends",all out to CONTROL Syria,UNDERMINE Russian/EU trade & threatenNPT IRAN!
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