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Assad hit by luxury goods ban

The EU has imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, restricting imports of luxury goods and equipment that could be used for 'repression'.

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UN observers greeted by Homs residents

Amateur video posted on the internet on Saturday claims to show UN obervers being escorted around the al Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs in Syria. When gunfire is heard, the observers are ushered into a doorway for safety.

A handful of monitors has been in the country for a week as an advance party while diplomats hammered out the mandate to send 300 monitors.

ITV News cannot independently verify the veracity of this footage.

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