A model carries a placard with the mobile phone number bought by Lebanese Kamel Amhaz, right, during an auction in a hotel in Beirut, Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)
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The U.S. sanctions Thursday what it says is a Hezbollah front company for supplying the Lebanese group with military equipment, which was used in developing drones for use in Syria.In a statement, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington targeted a key Hezbollah procurement network by issuing sanctions against brothers Kamel Mohamad Amhaz and Issam Mohamad Amhaz; their business, Stars Group Holding -- which is based in Beirut and has subsidiaries in China and the UAE -- and certain managers and individuals who supported their illicit activities.Such front companies obtain dual-use material for Hezbollah to enhance its military capabilities, Psaki said.
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