US alleges Syria buying oil from Islamic State


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov smiles after he was reelected President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), in Tromso, Norway, 11 August 2014.

US alleges Syria buying oil from Islamic State

The United States has imposed sanctions on four individuals (including a Syrian businessman, one Russian and a Cypriot national) and six entities accused of helping Syria to bypass international sanctions and purchase oil from Islamic State.

As reported by The Financial Times, the US Treasury department one of the men is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the head of the world chess federation. Another is George Haswani, a Syrian national, and his company, Hesco Engineering and Construction. The Treasury sa...

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