US man sentenced to 32 months for violating sanctions on Syria

WASHINGTON, June 10 (KUNA) — A US man was handed a 32-month prison sentence on Friday for conspiring to export US-made tactical equipment to Syria in violation of US sanctions.
Early this year, Syrian-born Amin Al-Baroudi, 50, had pleaded guilty to working with others to export the equipment to Syria, according to a Department of Justice statement.
His goal was “supplying and arming Ahrar Al-Sham and other insurgent groups in Syria whose stated goal is to overthrow the Assad government and install an Islamic state,” the statement added.
The equipment consisted largely of tactical equipment such as sniper rifle scopes, night vision rifle scopes, night vision goggles, lazer bore sighters, speed loaders and bullet proof vests. (end) sd.ibi