US imposes new sanctions in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Trump administration has hit a new group of Syrian people and companies with sanctions over human rights abuses. Among those named are cousins of President Bashar Assad.

The Treasury Department announced Tuesday it has frozen any assets that five Syrian people and five Syrian companies may have in U.S. jurisdictions and has barred Americans from conducting any financial transactions with them. Treasury said in a statement the sanctions were due to Syria’s “relentless attacks on civilians.”

The announcement comes a day after the administration accused Syria of killing thousands of detainees at a military prison and cremating their remains to hide the scale of the killing.

Among those affected by Tuesday’s sanctions are Assad cousins Ihab Makhluf and Iyad Makhluf, their family’s al-Bustan Charity, and the Cham Islamic Bank.

 
 
 
 
 
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