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Financial Sanctions: Syria

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Syria.

Annex II to Council Regulation (EC) No 36/2012 has been amended with effect from 27 September 2017 , following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/1751.

The identifying information for the following individuals and entity have been amended and are still subject to an asset freeze.


Deleted informations appears in square brackets. Additional information is in italics.


AL-MUSA, Jayyiz ,Rayyan

Title: Major General

a.k.a: (1) AL-MOUSA, Jaez, Sawada, al-Hammoud (2) AL-MOUSSA, Jayez, al-Hammoud

Position: Governor of Hasaka, appointed by Bashar al-Assad

Other Information: [Governor of Hasaka, appointed by Bashar al-Assad]. Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and former Chief of Staff of the Syrian Air Force.

Listed on: 18/07/2017 Last Updated: 27/09/2017 Group ID: 13498.

SAWAN, Mayzar, 'Abdu

Title: Major General

DOB: XX/XX/1954

a.k.a: SAWAN, Meezar

Other Information: Holds the rank of Major General, a senior officer and Commander of the 20th Division of the Syrian Air Force, in post after May 2011.

Listed on: 18/07/2017 Last Updated: 27/09/2017 Group ID: 13499.

 AL-DIN, Isam, Zahr

Title: Brigadier General

DOB: XX/XX/1961

POB: Tarba, As-Suwayda province Syria (1) AL-DIN, Isam, Zuhair (2) ZAHREDDINE, Issam (3) ZAHRUDDIN, Essam (4) ZAHRUDDIN, Issam (5) ZOHRUDDIN, Isam (6) AL-DEEN, Issam Zaher (7) ASSADLLAH, Nafed

Other Information: Holds the rank of Brigadier General, a senior officer in the Republican Guard, in post after May 2011.

Listed on: 18/07/2017 Last Updated: 27/09/2017 Group ID: 13500.



a.k.a: (1) Centre de Recherche de Kaboun (2) Centre d'Etude et de Recherche Scientifique (CERS) (3) Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)

Address: Barzeh Street, PO Box 4470, Damascus [Damas].

Other Information: Government entity responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons, including chemical weapons, and the missiles to deliver them.

Listed on: 02/12/2011 Last Updated: 27/09/2017 Group ID: 12426.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individuals and entity. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individuals and entity they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Syria  and links to the Consolidated List of Individuals and entities subject to other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website

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