Syria: American government divided about supporting terrorism


The Obama administration's decision to designate a major fighting faction within its so called Syrian opposition as a terrorist group, came at a bad time, a former top State Department official said.

Frederic Hof, who until September directed Syria policy at the State Department and is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, said that the move to name Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, as a terrorist group was 'not a mistake, but its timing could have been better'...