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The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on six top Assad regime officials, a Russian bank that provided services to Syria, and two refineries owned by the regime. Over the past three years the US has sanctioned some 200 individuals and entities for supporting the regime. An FBI agent seized in Pakistan was released on bail.
Claiming that US-supplied advanced weapons would be kept out of the hands of extremists, Syrian National Coalition president Ahmad Jarba asked the US for more weapons in order to "neutralize" the Assad regime's air power. The Pentagon said the US is sending fewer than 10 uniformed military personnel, as well as a team of civilians, to help the Nigerian government recover hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. A bipartisan group in Congress is trying to expand the issuance of visas for Afghans who served as interpreters for US forces. Officials are seeking the release of an FBI agent seized by Pakistani authorities on May 5.