EU slaps sanctions on Assad's family; mortars hit Homs




 
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EU slaps sanctions on Assad's family; mortars hit Homs
 
March 23rd, 2012  
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EU slaps sanctions on Assad's family; mortars hit Homs
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The European Union slapped sanctions on the mother, sister and influential wife of President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, increasing pressure on Syria to halt its bloody crackdown against a year-long uprising. The trio were among 12 Syrians added to a list of figures already hit with EU travel bans and asset freezes, diplomats said. Foreign ministers in Brussels also barred European firms from trading with two Syrian oil companies. "With this new listing we are striking at the heart of the Assad clan, sending out a loud and clear message to Mr. ...




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