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US slaps visa sanction on Syrian military officer over Tadamon massacre 

The State Department hit Amjad Yousef and his family with visa bans for his alleged involvement in the 2013 killing of 41 unarmed Syrian civilians.
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WASHINGTON — The United States imposed a visa ban Monday on a Syrian military intelligence official linked to a near decade-old massacre in the Damascus suburb of Tadamon.   

The State Department said it designated Amjad Yousef over his involvement in gross violations of human rights, namely extrajudicial killings. Independent researchers previously identified Yousef in leaked footage showing the killing of 41 unarmed civilians in broad daylight. 

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