U.S. sanctions businessman helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State




 
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U.S. sanctions businessman helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State
 
November 25th, 2015  
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U.S. sanctions businessman helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States sanctioned a Syrian businessman on Wednesday who it said was a middleman for oil sales between Islamic State and the Syrian government, the latest salvo in an effort to cut off the flow of funds to the militant group. The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that it had also sanctioned three other individuals for providing support to the Syrian government, and businesses linked to them, including a Russian bank. The measures, the latest round of sanctions related to the ongoing civil war in Syria, freeze any U.S. assets and prohibit Americans from transactions with the targets.

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