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US Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Treasury Department is targeting 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is...full story
updated 2015-08-04 03:42 AM
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