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US Sanctions Frenchman, Uzbek Group for Aiding Syrian Terrorists

The U.S. on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on a French chemical weapons expert and an Uzbek fighting force, claiming they were supporting terrorists in the Syrian civil war. The State Department declared both Joe Asperman, described as "a senior chemical weapons expert" for Islamic State, and Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari, the Uzbek group, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The blacklisting freezes any assets they may have in the United States and bars Americans...

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