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US extends sanctions on Gadhafi clan, advisers

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has extended sanctions to more Gadhafi family members and the chief of Libya's military intelligence.

The Treasury Department on Friday blacklisted business with nine Libyans and froze their assets as part of the strategy to peel off Moammar Gadhafi's closest advisers while punishing those who remain loyal to the regime even as it commits human rights violations.

The sanctions come on top of those previously announced by the administration.

The additions include Abdullah al-Senussi, a colonel who heads Libya's military intelligence, and Gadhafi family members such as the Libyan leader's son, Hannibal. Also punished were Defense Minister Abu Bakr Yunis Jabir and Abu Zaid Dorda, director of external security.

The others were identified as Safia Farkash, Muhammad Gadhafi, Saadi Gadhafi, Saif al-Arab Gadhafi and Matuq Mohammed Matuq.

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