Fatah al-Islam becomes the 43rd group
on the US blacklist
The Bush administration has blacklisted as a "foreign terrorist organisation" an Islamic group blamed for major fighting at a refugee camp in Lebanon.

Fatah al-Islam becomes the 43rd group on the list, meaning that its members are barred from US soil, its assets are frozen in US jurisdictions, and it becomes illegal for US citizens to provide it with cash or support.

How effective is Washington's blacklist in countering terrorism, and what implications does it have at home and worldwide?

Inside Story examines the details.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on 12 August 2007.

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