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Syrians decry US blacklisting of rebel group

Thousands of protesters criticise Washington for labelling Jubhat al-Nusra a "terrorist" organisation.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2012 08:22

Thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets to criticise Washington for blacklisting a rebel group, with many saying that it was President Bashar al-Assad who was a "terrorist".

The protesters on Friday demonstrated under the slogan: "There is no terrorism in Syria except that of Assad".

The US was hoping to marginalise Jubhat al-Nusra when it labelled the group a terrorist organisation.

Instead, the group has gained popularity, especially in the villages and towns of Syria.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Syria's northern Idlib province.

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