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  10/3/2011, Tishrei 5, 5772

US Slaps More Sanctions on Syria

Department said Monday that it was prohibiting American companies from selling any communications equipment to Syria, including satellite dishes and equipment.

The announcement comes after a particularly violent weekend in Syria. Over 3,000 people were said by human rights groups to have been arrested in Rastan, where major battles between soldiers and citizens have been taking place in the past week.