EU approves new Syria sanctions, targets 10 top officials

EU approves new Syria sanctions, targets 10 top officials
Updated 27 October 2016

EU approves new Syria sanctions, targets 10 top officials

EU approves new Syria sanctions, targets 10 top officials

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Thursday added 10 top Syrian officials to its sanctions blacklist for their role in the “violent repression” of the civilian population.
“The persons... include high-ranking military officials and senior figures linked to the regime,” who will now face travel bans and asset freezes, it said in a statement.
The names of those targeted will be released in due course.