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EU eases Syria oil embargo to assist rebels

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

European Union foreign ministers on Monday eased an oil embargo against Syria with the aim of helping rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"With a view to helping the Syrian civilian population ... a member state may authorise the purchase, import or transport from Syria of crude oil and petroleum products," the ministers said after consulting with the Syrian opposition National Coalition.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/eu-eases-syria-oil-embargo-assist-rebels