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Financial Sanctions: Syria

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

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 26 February 2018 following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/282.

Two individuals have been added to the sanctions list and the identifying information for five existing entries have been amended .



YOUSEF, Mohamed, Mazen, Ali

DOB: 17/05/1969.

POB: Damascus Countryside, Syria

Position: Minister of Industry

Other Information: Minister of Industry. Appointed in January 2018.

Listed on: 27/02/2018 Last Updated: 27/02/2018 Group ID: 13613.

SARA, Imad, Abdullah

DOB: --/--/1968. 

POB: Damascus, Syria

Position: Minister of Information

Other Information: Minister of Information. Appointed in January 2018.

Listed on: 27/02/2018 Last Updated: 27/02/2018 Group ID: 13614.


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


AYYUB, Ali, Abdullah

Title: [Lt. General]

a.k.a: (1) AYOB, Ali, Abdallah (2) AYOB, Ali, Abdullah (3) AYOUB, Ali, Abdallah (4) AYOUB, Ali, Abdullah (5) AYUB, Ali, Abdallah (6) AYUB, Ali , Abdullah (7) AYYOUB, Ali, Abdallah (8) AYYOUB, Ali , Abdullah (9) AYYUB, Ali, Abdallah 

DOB: 1952

POB: Lattakia, Syria

Position: Minister of Defence. Appointed in January 2018.

Other Information: Officer of the rank of General in the Syrian Army, in post after May 2011. Former Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Armed Forces. [Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Arab Army]

Listed on: 15/11/2011 Last Updated:[ 01/10/2016] 27/02/2018 Group ID: 12211. 

AL-FURAYJ, Fahd, Jasim

Title: [Lt. General]

DOB: 01/01/1950.

POB: Hama, Syria 

a.k.a: (1) AL-FREIJ, Jasem (2) AL-FREIJ, Jasim (3) AL-FREIJ, Jassimm (4) AL-FURAYJ, Fahd, Jassem (5) AL-FURAYJ, Jasem (6) AL-FURAYJ, Jasim (7) AL-FURAYJ, Jassim 

Position: [Minister of Defence and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Syrian Armed Forces]

Other Information: Former Minister of Defence and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Syrian Armed Forces

Listed on: 16/10/2012 Last Updated: [01/10/2016] 27/02/2018 Group ID: 12763


a.k.a: (1) AL SHAREEF, Ammar (2) AL-CHARIF, Amar (3) AL-SHARIF, Amar (4) CHARIF, Ammar (5) SHARIF, Ammar (6) SHERIF, Ammar (7) SHERIF, Ammar, Medhat 

DOB: 26 June 1969

POB: Lattakia 

Nationality: Syrian

Passport: Number: 010312413, issue number: 002-15-L093534, date of issue: 14 July 2015, place of issue: Damascus-Centre, expiry date: 13 July 2021.

National Insurance Number: 060-10276707 

Other Information: Leading Syrian businessman operating in Syria, active in the banking, insurance and hospitality sectors. Founding partner of Byblos Bank Syria, major shareholder in Unlimited Hospitality Ltd and board member of the Solidarity Alliance Insurance Company and the Al-Aqueelah Takaful Insurance Company.

Listed on: 28/10/2016 Last Updated: [28/10/2016] 27/02/2018 Group ID: 13385. 

TOURJMAN, Mohammed, Ramez

DOB: --/--/1966.

POB: Damascus, Syria 

a.k.a: (1) TOURJMAN, Mohamed, Ramez (2) TOURJMAN, Mohammad, Ramez (3) TOURJMAN, Muhammad, Ramez (4) TOURJUMAN, Mohamed (5) TOURJUMAN, Mohammad (6) TOURJUMAN, Mohammed (7) TOURJUMAN, Muhammad

Position: [Information Minister]

Other Information: Former Minister of Information

Listed on: 14/11/2016 Last Updated: [15/11/2016] 27/02/2018 Group ID: 13400.

AL-HAMU, Ahmad

DOB: --/--/1947.

a.k.a: AL-HAMO, Ahmad

Position: [Minister for Industry]

Other Information: Former Minister for Industry

Listed on: 14/11/2016 Last Updated: [15/11/2016] 27/02/2018 Group ID: 13406.

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. 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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