U.S. Sanctions Syria Central-Bank Governor, Intelligence Chief and Others

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration blacklisted several top Syrian officials and alleged financiers on Wednesday, including the central-bank governor and an intelligence chief, part of a series of U.S. actions meant to oust longtime ruler President Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. Treasury and State Departments said their actions were designed to hold individuals accountable for helping a government accused by Western officials and human-rights groups of committing war crimes throughout its long-running civil war, including the use of chemical weapons.

Blacklisting several prominent business people, including Khodr Taher Bin Ali, and 13 of his companies, should also help disrupt funding flows that help keep Mr. Assad and his family in power, Treasury officials say.

Besides running telephone, tourism and transport companies that the U.S. says are used to launder money for the regime, the Treasury Department said, Mr. Bin Ali’s Castle Security and Protection LLC has helped raise funds by taking bribes manning

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