A missile attack on an oil tanker in the coastal city of Baniyas killed three people, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. An Iranian TV channel had previously reported that there were no casualties.
The tanker, which was believed to have sailed to Syria from Iran, was hit by two missiles. According to the Syrian News Agency You are They were launched by a drone. The fire can be extinguished quickly. It was not known who was behind the attack.
Also according to the first reports from the observatory, it was an Iranian oil tanker, but the Iranian News Agency Tasneem Reports that the ship sailed under the flag of Panama.
Syria is almost completely dependent on Iran for its oil supplies. Due to international sanctions, there is virtually no other country that supplies the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran and Israel have been involved in a maritime conflict for some time. at Report From the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal Last month, it said Israel had carried out attacks on at least 12 ships carrying Iranian oil to Syria since late 2019.
Since the start of the war in Syria, Israel has carried out air strikes on targets linked to Iran and Hezbollah, among others.
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