EU SANCTIONS FOUR SENIOR SYRIAN MILITARY OFFICIALS

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The European Union imposed sanctions  against four senior Syrian military officials accused of using chemical weapons on civilians.

The move marks the first time the EU has blacklisted Syrian officials for the government’s alleged use of chlorine gas during the six-year conflict although it previously accused one commander, Major General Tahir Hamid Khalil, of deploying chemical weapons as part of repressive tactics in 2013. It has also targeted Syrian companies accused of manufacturing chemical weapons.

The four military officials, who the EU will name on Tuesday, will be banned from traveling to the EU and will be unable to access any assets in the bloc or its banks, according to a statement by the EU.

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