Day 6 | Dec 14, 2012 | 6:10

Are Syria's al-Nusra Fighters Terrorists?

This week the U.S. government called a group of Syrian rebels known as Jabhat al-Nusra, terrorists. Canada hasn't gone that far but foreign affairs minister John Baird has expressed concerns over the group's ties to al Qaeda. So exactly how important is this newly designated terrorist group to the fight against Assad? David Enders has been on the front lines in Syria, along side al Nusra fighters.

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