Smoke rises from the Ajil oil field in Al Hadidiya, south of Tikrit March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Syrian businessman who it says has bought oil for Syria from ISIS that the government in Damascus has declared to be its enemy.Adding to its list of sanctions on supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the EU said that George Haswani worked as an intermediary to agree oil contracts between Syria and ISIS, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria. Haswani's HESCO Engineering & Construction Co is a major business in Syria, the EU said.Neither Haswani, who the EU says is based in Yabroud near Syria's border with Lebanon, nor his company could be reached for comment on Sunday.
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