Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Europe planning new Syria sanctions

The European Union is planning further sanctions against Syria, spokesman Michael Mann said Wednesday, as Syria continued its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

The EU will place restrictions on 22 more individuals and eight more companies starting on Monday, said a source familiar with the decision who asked not to be named talking about an announcement that had not yet been made.

The announcement came as an opposition group said that Syrian security forces killed 13 people across the country on Wednesday.

The Local Coordination Committees in Syria said nine people were killed in Homs, two in the suburbs of the capital Damascus, and one each in Idlib and Aleppo.

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