The US treasury has placed sanctions on several firms and individuals deemed key players who “facilitate transactions with the murderous [Bashar al-]Assad regime and support ISIS.”  Included in the list is Baraa Qaterji, a well-known grains and oil profiteer made rich during the country’s seven-year civil war. Three listed individuals are Syrian and one is Lebanese. The blacklisted firms are headquartered in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi and Dubai as well as Syria.
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