#WSJ report says Israel targeted at least 12 vessels linked to Iran since 2019, marking a new front in conflict

US officials say Israel has hit many ships taking Iran oil, arms to Syria
by Staff
March 12, 2021

Israel has targeted at least 12 ships bound for Syria, most of them transporting Iranian oil, with mines and other weapons, according to a Thursday report. The attacks started in late 2019 and targeted both Iranian vessels, and other ships with Iranian cargo, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing “US and regional officials.” Some of the Israeli strikes, which took place in the Red Sea and other areas, targeted Iran-linked weapons shipments, the report said. The attacks did not sink the tankers, but forced at least two of the vessels to return to port in Iran. READ MORE

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