Iran’s Military Blames Israel For Drone Attack On Oil Tanker Off Syria, Vows Revenge

The blaze aboard an oil tanker near Syria’s Banias refinery has been extinguished Sunday following a suspected drone attack which was widely reported as coming “from the direction of Lebanese waters” – in the words of Syria’s oil ministry. The Guardian is citing regional sources to say at least three among the crew were killed. While the tanker was first identified as Iranian, TankerTrackers said in a tweet that “the tanker seen burning today off the coast of Banias is not an Iranian vessel” but Beirut-registered. Iranian state media had also denied that it was Iranian ship. However, the vessel identified as the … (full story)

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