Nasrallah Assad Ahmadinejad 311.
(photo credit: courtesy)
BRUSSELS - The European Union published extended
sanctions on Syria on Friday, including the names of three commanders of
Iran's Revolutionary Guard accused of supporting Syrian President
Bashar Assad's suppression of dissent.
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The list, published in
the European Union's Official Journal, also included a Syrian property
firm, an investment fund and two other enterprises accused of funding
to the names given in the Official Journal, the Iranians were
Major-General Qasem Soleimani and Brigadier Commander Mohammad Ali
Jafari of the Revolutionary Gaurd, and the Guard's deputy commander for
intelligence, Hossein Taeb.
Four Syrian officials were also added to the list.
Thursday, more than 1,500 Syrian refugees crossed to Turkey, according
to state-run Anatolian news agency, as the Syrian army swept up to the
border in its campaign to stamp out anti-government protests.
provincial government in Hatay said on Friday morning that the total
number of refugees registered at the temporary shelter camps had reached
11,739, compared with 10,224 a day earlier. Most of Thursday's influx
came from people who had set up makeshift camps just inside Syrian
territory, who fled once the army appeared.
Reuters reporters in
Guvecci, a Turkish village at the frontier, said the camps on the other
side of the border fence appeared to be completely deserted, and they
saw no more refugees crossing on Friday morning.