EU extends Syria sanctions to defense minister, others

By REUTERS
August 2, 2011 12:31

 
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BRUSSELS - The European Union added Syrian Defense Minister Ali Habib and several other security officials to a list of members of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government targeted by asset freezes and travel bans on Tuesday.

Five officials were added to the sanctions list published in the EU's Official Journal, including Syria's head of internal security, and the head of intelligence in the town of Hama, which the EU says was the scene of an indiscriminate "massacre" of civilians at the weekend.

The EU has already imposed sanctions on Assad and 29 other individuals, three of them Iranian military commanders, and has also targeted military-linked firms associated with the suppression of dissent.

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