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      Archive: 12/12/2012
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        12/12/2012, Kislev 28, 5773

      Obama Recognizes Syrian Rebels


      U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed Syria's newly reframed opposition as the "legitimate" representative of the nation's people on Tuesday, AFP reported, in the most significant U.S. intervention in a brutal civil war.

      As Washington cranked up pressure on beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad, the Obama administration also blacklisted the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front, which officials fear seeks to hijack the revolution, as a terrorist group.