June 28, 2013
DOZENS of Australians fighting with the radical al-Nusra Front in Syria’s bloody civil war could be labelled terrorists on their return home after the federal government declared the al-Qa’ida offshoot to be a terrorist organisation.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the group, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, had a history of suicide attacks and indiscriminate bombings within Syria, and was not recognised as part of the legitimate opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Security agencies believe about 200 Australians have travelled to Syria to fight, with dozens joining the ranks of al-Nusra.
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