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Syria reports fire on oil tanker, says it was apparently attacked by drone

Syria’s oil ministry reports that a fire broke out on an oil tanker near the port of Banyas, saying it was apparently attacked by a drone coming from Lebanese territory.

The ministry didn’t identify who the tanker or drone belongs to, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the ship was Iranian. The UK-based group has had its credibility questioned in the past.

The report follows other recent reports that Israel has been targeting Syria-bound ships carrying Iranian oil and weapons.

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