Syria hit by new sanctions, arms seizure | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 26, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 26, 2011

Syria hit by new sanctions, arms seizure

New sanctions against Syria come into effect on Saturday as Turkey said it had intercepted an arms shipment at sea destined for the protest-wracked country after another day of deadly demonstrations.
The sanctions came as 13 civilians were killed by security forces, nearly all in the central Homs region, a rights group said.
Both the European Union and Switzerland have targeted Syria's oil sector in new sanctions that bite from Saturday, with the EU banning new investments there and also prohibiting the delivery of bank notes to Syria's central bank.
The EU has also added two individuals and six companies to a list of people and entities facing an assets freeze and travel ban.

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