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Document 32018R0774

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/774 of 28 May 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

ST/8201/2018/INIT

OJ L 131, 29.5.2018, p. 1–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2018/774/oj

29.5.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 131/1


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/774

of 28 May 2018

implementing Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing n (EU) No 442/2011 (1), and in particular Article 32(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 18 January 2012, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria.

(2)

Based on a review of the measures, the entries for certain persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 should be updated and amended.

(3)

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 May 2018.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 16, 19.1.2012, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 is amended as follows:

I.

In Part A (‘Persons’), the following entries are amended as follows:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘7.

Amjad (

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) Abbas (

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) (a.k.a. Al-Abbas)

 

Head of Political Security in Banyas, involved in violence against demonstrators in Baida.

9.5.2011

8.

Rami (

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) Makhlouf (

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)

Born: 10 July 1969;

Place of birth: Damascus;

passport no 000098044;

Issue number 002-03-0015187

Leading businessman operating in Syria with interests in the telecommunications, financial services, transport and property sectors; he has financial interest in and/or holds senior and executive positions in Syriatel, the leading mobile telephone operator in Syria, the investment funds Al Mashreq, Bena Properties and Cham Holding.

He furnishes financing and support to the Syrian regime, through his business interests.

He is an influential member of the Makhlouf family and closely connected to the Assad family; cousin of President Bashar al-Assad.

9.5.2011

9.

Abd Al-Fatah (

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) Qudsiyah (

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)

Born: 1953;

Place of birth: Hama;

diplomatic passport no D0005788

Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces in post after May 2011.

Deputy Director of the National Security Bureau of the Ba'ath Party. Former Head of Syrian Military Intelligence Directorate. Involved in violent repression of the civilian population in Syria.

9.5.2011

13.

Munzir (

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) (a.k.a. Mundhir, Monzer) Jamil (

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) Al-Assad (

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)

Date of birth: 1 March 1961;

Place of birth: Kerdaha, Latakia Province;

passports no 86449 and No 842781

Involved in violence against the civilian population as part of the Shabiha militia.

9.5.2011

19.

Iyad (

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) (a.k.a. Eyad) Makhlouf (

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)

Date of birth: 21 January 1973;

Place of birth: Damascus;

passport no N001820740

Member of the Makhlouf family; son of Mohammed Makhlouf, brother of Hafez and Rami and brother of Ihab Makhlouf; cousin of President Bashar al-Assad.

Member of the Syrian security and intelligence services in post after May 2011.

An officer in the GID involved in violence against the civilian population in Syria.

23.5.2011

23.

Zoulhima (

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) (a.k.a. Zu al-Himma) Chaliche (

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) (a.k.a., Shalish, Shaleesh) (a.k.a. Dhu al-Himma Shalish)

Born: 1951 or 1946 or 1956;

Place of birth: Kerdaha

Officer of the Syrian security and intelligence services in post after May 2011; Former Head of Presidential Security.

Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011.

Involved in violence against demonstrators.

Member of the Assad family: cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad.

23.6.2011

26.

Major General Qasem (

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) Soleimani (

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) (a.k.a. Qasim Soleimany; Qasim Soleimani; Qasem Sulaimani; Qasim Sulaimani; Qasim Sulaymani; Qasem Sulaymani; Kasim Soleimani; Kasim Sulaimani; Kasim Sulaymani; Haj Qasem; Haji Qassem; Sarder Soleimani)

Date of birth: 11 March 1957;

Place of birth: Qom, Iran (Islamic Republic of);

passport no: 008827, issued in Iran.

Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC - Qods, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria.

23.6.2011

27.

Hossein (

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) Taeb (

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) (a.k.a. Taeb, Hassan; a.k.a. Taeb, Hosein; a.k.a. Taeb, Hossein; a.k.a. Taeb, Hussayn; a.k.a. Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ta'eb)

Born: 1963;

Place of birth: Tehran, Iran

Deputy Commander for Intelligence of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria.

23.6.2011

36.

Nizar (

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) al-Asaad (

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) (a.k.a. Nizar Asaad)

Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad; previously head of the ‘Nizar Oilfield Supplies’ company

Very close to key government officials.

Financing Shabiha in the region of Latakia.

23.8.2011

37.

Major General Rafiq (

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) (a.k.a. Rafeeq) Shahadah (

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) (a.k.a. Shahada, Shahade, Shahadeh, Chahada, Chahade, Chahadeh, Chahada)

Date of birth: 1956;

Place of birth: Jablah, Latakia Province

Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Former Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Branch 293 (Internal Affairs) in Damascus. Directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus. Advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad for strategic questions and military intelligence.

23.8.2011

50.

Tarif (

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) Akhras (

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) (a.k.a. Al Akhras (

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))

Date of birth: 2 June 1951;

Place of birth: Homs, Syria;

Syrian passport nr. 0000092405

Prominent businessman benefiting from and supporting the regime. Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics) and former Chairman of the Homs Chamber of Commerce. Close business relations with President Al-Assad's family. Member of the Board of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce. Provided logistical support for the regime (buses and tank loaders).

2.9.2011

53.

Adib (

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) Mayaleh (

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) (a.k.a. André Mayard)

Born: 15 May 1955;

Place of birth: Bassir

Former Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Syria.

Adib Mayaleh controlled the Syrian banking sector and managed the Syrian money supply through the issue and withdrawal of bank notes and control of the Foreign Exchange rate value of the Syrian Pound. Through his role at the Central Bank of Syria, Adib Mayaleh provided economic and financial support to the Syrian regime.

Former Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade in power after May 2011.

15.5.2012

68.

Bassam (

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) Sabbagh (

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) (a.k.a. Al Sabbagh (

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))

Date of birth: 24 August 1959;

Place of birth: Damascus;

Address: Kasaa, Anwar al Attar Street, al Midani building, Damascus;

Syrian passport no 004326765 issued 2 November 2008, valid until November 2014.

Legal and financial adviser and manages affairs of Rami Makhlouf and Khaldoun Makhlouf. Involved with Bashar al-Assad in funding a real estate project in Latakia. Provides financial support for the regime.

14.11.2011

79.

Major General Talal (

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) Makhluf (

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) (a.k.a. Makhlouf)

 

Former commander of the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guards. Current commander general of the Republican Guards. Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Military official involved in the violence in Damascus.

1.12.2011

80.

Major General Nazih (

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) (a.k.a. Nazeeh) Hassun (

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) (a.k.a. Hassoun)

 

Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces in post after May 2011. Head of the Political Security Directorate of the Syrian security services in post after May 2011. Responsible for violent repression against the civilian population in Syria.

1.12.2011

109.

Imad (

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) Mohammad (

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) (a.k.a. Mohamed, Muhammad, Mohammed) Deeb (

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) Khamis (

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) (a.k.a. Imad Mohammad Dib Khamees)

Date of birth: 1 August 1961;

Place of birth: near Damascus

Prime Minister and former Minister of Electricity. As Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

23.3.2012

114.

Emad (

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) Abdul-Ghani (

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) Sabouni (

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) (a.k.a. Imad Abdul Ghani Al Sabuni)

Born: 1964;

Place of birth: Damascus

Former Minister of Telecommunications and Technology, in office until at least April 2014. As former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population. Appointed in July 2016 as the Head of Planning and International Cooperation Agency (Government agency).

27.2.2012

116.

Tayseer (

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) Qala (

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) Awwad (

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)

Born: 1943;

Place of birth: Damascus

Former Minister of Justice. Associated with the Syrian regime and its violent repression against the civilian population. Former Head of Military Court. Member of the High Judicial Council.

23.9.2011

132.

Brigadier General Abdul- Salam (

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) Fajr (

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) Mahmoud (

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)

 

Head of the Bab Tuma (Damascus) Branch of the air force's intelligence service. Responsible for the torture of opponents in custody.

24.7.2012

147.

General Amer al-Achi (a.k.a. Amer Ibrahim al-Achi; a.k.a. Amis al Ashi; a.k.a. Ammar Aachi; a.k.a. Amer Ashi) (

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)

 

Head of the intelligence branch of the air force intelligence agency (2012-2016). Through his role in the air force intelligence agency, Amer al-Achi is implicated in the repression of the Syrian opposition.

24.7.2012

153.

Waleed (

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) (a.k.a. Walid) Al Mo'allem (

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) (a.k.a. Al Moallem, Muallem (

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))

 

Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

157.

Eng. Bassam (

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) Hanna (

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)

Date of birth: 1954;

Place of birth: Aleppo (Syria)

Former Minister of Water Resources in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

160.

Dr. Hazwan (

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) Al Wez (

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) (a.k.a. Al Wazz)

 

Minister of Education. As Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

169.

Dr. Adnan (

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) Abdo (

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) (a.k.a. Abdou) Al Sikhny (

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) (a.k.a. Al-Sikhni, Al-Sekhny, Al-Sekhni)

Date of birth: 1961;

Place of birth: Aleppo (Syria)

Former Minister of Industry. As a former Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

171.

Dr Abdul-Salam (

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) Al Nayef (

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)

 

Former Minister of Health in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

175.

Najm-eddin (

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) (a.k.a. Nejm-eddin, Nejm-eddeen, Najm-eddeen, Nejm-addin, Nejm-addeen, Najm-addeen, Najm-addin) Khreit (

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) (a.k.a. Khrait)

 

Former State Minister. As a former Government Minister shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

176.

Abdullah (

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) (a.k.a. Abdallah) Khaleel (

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) (a.k.a. Khalil) Hussein (

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) a.k.a. Hussain)

 

Former State Minister in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

16.10.2012

189.

Dr Malek (

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) Ali (

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) (a.k.a. Malik Ali)

Date of birth: 1956;

Place of birth: Tartous (Syria)

Former Higher Education Minister in power after May 2011. As a former Government Minister, shares responsibility for the regime's violent repression against the civilian population.

24.6.2014

206.

Major General Muhamad (

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) (a.k.a. Mohamed, Muhammad) Mahalla (

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) (a.k.a. Mahla, Mualla, Maalla, Muhalla)

Born: 1960;

Place of birth: Jableh

Member of the Syria Armed Forces of the rank of Major General in post after May 2011. Head of the Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI), Branch 293 (Internal Affairs), since April 2015. Responsible for repression and violence against the civilian population in Damascus/Damascus countryside. Former Deputy Head of Political Security (2012), Officer of the Syrian Republican Guard and Vice-Director of the Political Security Directorate. Head of Military Police, Member of the National Security Bureau.

29.5.2015

210.

Tahir (

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) Hamid (

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) Khalil (

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) (a.k.a. Tahir Hamid Khali; Khalil Tahir Hamid)

Position: Major General

Holds the ranks of Major General, Head of the Syrian Artillery and Missiles Directorate of the Syrian Armed Forces, in post after May 2011. As a senior ranking officer of the Syrian Artillery and Missile Directorate, he is responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population, including the deployment of missiles and chemical weapons by Brigades under his command in highly populated civilian areas in Ghouta in 2013.

28.10.2016

251.

Mohammad (

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) Ziad (

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) Ghriwati (

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) (a.k.a. Mohammad Ziad Ghraywati)

 

Mohammad Ziad Ghriwati is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. Mohammad Ziad Ghriwati has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria.

He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity.

18.7.2017

253.

Khaled (

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) Sawan (

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)

 

Dr Khaled Sawan is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, which is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. He has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria.

He has been associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity.

18.7.2017

254.

Raymond (

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) Rizq (

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) (a.k.a. Raymond Rizk)

 

Raymond Rizq is an engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery. He has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs which have been used against the civilian population in Syria.

He is associated with the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre, a listed entity.

18.7.2017

261.

Maher Sulaiman (a.k.a.

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; Mahir; Suleiman)

Place of birth: Lattakia, Syria;

Doctor; Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology;

Address: Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), P.O. Box 31983, Damascus

Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), which provides training and support as part of the Syrian chemical weapons proliferation sector. Due to his senior position at the HIAST, which is an affiliate and subsidiary of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), he is associated with the HIAST and SSRC, both of which are designated entities.

19.3.2018’

II.

In Part A (‘Persons’), the following names and corresponding entries are deleted:

21.

Dawud Rajiha

39.

Hassan Bin-Ali Al-Turkmani.

III.

In Part A (‘Persons’), the entry numbers for the persons below are replaced as follows:

Name of person

Current entry number

New entry number

Houmam Jaza'iri

1

264

Mohamad Amer Mardini

2

265

Mohamad Ghazi Jalali

3

266

Kamal Cheikha

4

15

Hassan Nouri

5

17

Mohammad Walid Ghazal

6

74

Khalaf Souleymane

7

118

Nizar Wahbeh Yazaji

8

178

Hassan Safiyeh

9

202

Issam Khalil

10

267

Ghassan Ahmed

13

268

Abdelhamid Khamis

16

269

IV.

In Part B (‘Entities’), entry No 60 is replaced by the following:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘60.

Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST) (

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) (a.k.a. Institut Supérieur des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (ISSAT))

P.O. Box 31983, Barzeh

Affiliated to and a subsidiary of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) which is already designated. It provides training and support to the SSRC and is therefore responsible for the violent repression of the civilian population.

23.7.2014’


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