U.S. sanctions six people, seven firms under rules targeting Hezbollah

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 10:41 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned six individuals and seven entities under financial regulations targeting the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group.

The six sanctioned individuals included five Lebanese and one Iraqi, most of them linked to Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, the Treasury Department said in a statement. The seven entities were firms based in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Lebanon and Ghana, the statement said.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey)