US aims financial hits at Syrian officials, Iran (AP) – 1190th Edition

30 04 2011

In this citizen journalism image taken on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrians gather after Friday prayers during an anti-government protest in the coastal city of Banias, Syria, Friday, April 29, 2011. Thousands of Syrian protesters chanting 'We are not afraid!' were met with bullets and tear gas Friday as security forces opened fire, killing more than 40 people. Many of the dead were villagers who tried to break a military blockade in the city at the heart of the six-week uprising, witnesses said. (AP Photo)AP – The Obama administration on Friday imposed financial penalties against three top Syrian officials, Syria’s intelligence agency and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard over the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Syria.

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