Sanctions bite in Syria as oil giant Shell pulls out

03.12.2011                      07.Kislev. 5772                      Wajeze

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Sanctions bite in Syria as oil giant Shell pulls out

Royal Dutch Shell is first oil major to pull out under new EU sanctions; Army defectors kill 8 Air Force personnel in ambush; UN says over 300 children among 4,000 dead.

Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it would cease operations in Syria to heed new European Union sanctions against Damascus, deepening the international isolation of Syrian President Bashar Assad imposed over his violent crackdown on popular unrest.
In the latest bloodshed, Syrian army defectors killed eight Air Force intelligence personnel in an attack on their base in the north of the country, according to an opposition group….