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Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria’s Main Oil Terminal (Photos)

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Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria’s Main Oil Terminal (Photos)

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On April 24 afternoon, an unidentified drone targeted a tanker anchored off Syria’s main oil terminal in the town of Banias.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources said that the hostile drone came from the direction of Lebanon’s waters. The ministry also said that a fire caused by the strike was put down by the tanker’s crew.

“Firefighters controlled by the fire which erupted in one of the oil tanker’s sections off the oil terminal in Banias,” the statement reads.

The France-Press Agency, AFP, reported that the targeted tanker is Iranian, without providing any additional information on the incident.

Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria’s Main Oil Terminal (Photos)

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Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria’s Main Oil Terminal (Photos)

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Some observers alleged that the targeted tanker is the Iranian-owned WISDOM, which sails under the flag of Panama. The tanker was one of four Iranian tankers which were escorted by the Russian Navy to Syria earlier this month.

The attack was most certainly carried out by Israel in response to the April 13 attack on the Hyperion Ray vessel. The Israeli-owned vessel was attacked off the shores of Fujairah, the UAE. Back then, Iran was blamed for the attack.

Israel and Iran have been locked up in covert war for years. Over the last year, Tel Aviv escalated its covert operations. On April 11, an act of sabotage plotted by the Israeli intelligence hit Iran’s main uranium enrichment plant.

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42 comments

  1. shylockracy says:

    Putin’s Zioterrorist business partners creating crises to negotiate a solution for, and just a few km from Khmeimim.

    1. ruca says:

      Disinformation alert!

      1. Fog of War says:

        The facts speak for themselves. Russia’s ” hands off approach ” towards Israhell enable stunts like this.

        1. Lone Ranger says:

          Russia is not world police…
          Aside from that Iran can protect itself.

          1. Fog of War says:

            Syria can protect itself from Israhell also, but Putin wont allow that.

          2. Lone Ranger says:

            They do a pretty good job.
            You couldn’t land a decent strike for months.
            Frustration is growing…

          3. Fog of War says:

            No, they do a pretty good job in spite of the restraints they’re forced to operate under.

          4. Ashok Varma says:

            Syria is being pushed into total economic, political and military dependence on Iran as Putin collaborated with the Zionist airstikes. Iran the biggest military footprint in Syria via over a dozen militias.

          5. Fog of War says:

            Although thats by necessity as no other nation seems willing to stand up to Israhell. Iran saved Syria from total collapse.

        2. ruca says:

          So then you go lead the fight.

          1. Fog of War says:

            Give me total control over Russia’s military and I will.

          2. Poppadop says:

            And before we know it, you are giving the world oligarchs their PNAC “new Pearl Harbor” before enough popular awareness and support can be leveled against the oligarchy…

          3. Fog of War says:

            You win the fight by going for the head of the snake.

          4. Poppadop says:

            This is not a mere snake, FoW. The multiple heads make it more of a hydra. Cutting off heads simply allows them to grow back. Like Hercules, what’s needed is to cauterize or burn the stumps, and that’s what the information war waking people up does.

          5. Fog of War says:

            Follow where all the roads lead to. Ultimately there is only one ruler ” snake head “.

          6. Poppadop says:

            Really? So, what is that “ruler ‘snake head,'” exactly? And how might someone aim for it specifically?

          7. ruca says:

            Never go full retard FoB

          8. Fog of War says:

            True, I’ll leave that to you.

    2. Lone Ranger says:

      Hi Shlomo…

  2. johnny rotten says:

    Here is the real terrorism, that of the principals hidden in the Occupied Palestine or in some base beyond ocean, worse than their mercenaries, will not even have the courage to claim the vile deed.
    In the meanwhile we wait patiently the Ziotrolls wich to say us that it is all Putin’s fault, following the usual scheme Ziotrolls = MSM.

    1. ruca says:

      That troll was one step ahead of you. Always has to be first.

  3. <> says:

    I don’t like seeing oil tankers get hit, as it can hurt the environment and the sea animals which for me, worth alot more than some terroristic IRGC lives. I’d rather have the high command order us to raid the ship, much more efficient.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      What would stop Iranians doing the same in the Strait of Hormuz? These are low yield strikes from both sides, a serious hit would criple or sink a ship.
      These are warning strikes, going back and fort, waiting who will chicken out first.
      Both sides will assume escort Navy ships to protect the tankers pretty soon.
      And that will be the end of it.
      Iran can inflict more damage on more ships, its just counterproductive to keep pushing.
      Its also bad PR, striking or raiding civilian ships is called piracy…
      It will either be a major war or both sides will just deescalate.

      1. <> says:

        It’s up to them Ranger, believe me we have no problem to raid hostile Iranian ships and we are trained exactly for it. Depends if they keep hitting Israeli ships…

        1. Lone Ranger says:

          I know you can but they can too.
          It’s a catch 22 situation…
          Also who started it first and I why?
          I think it’s not about hitting ships just for fun, it’s about stopping oil trade between Iran and Syria.
          It’s a game that can’t be won.
          The only way to win is to not play…
          What Israel is doing in regards of Iran and Syria is a self fulfilling prophecy, I know it sounds nuts but I’m positive about it.
          I’m also positive that your country is lead by traitors.
          Not because they are too soft but because they deliberately creating a situation that will be a disaster for all sides.
          What’s the best way to defeat a strong country?
          From the inside…
          Look at the former Soviet Union or the U.S. now days.
          Are you sure Israel is immune to that?
          I rest my case.
          Have a nice evening.

          1. <> says:

            Don’t know Ranger, I’d also rather see this sea war between us ending. Both sides can hurt each other, I don’t deny it.

          2. Ashok Varma says:

            Iran will strike you cowards, chit of a boy.

          3. <> says:

            So scared.

    2. AJ says:

      Looks like the tanker had already unloaded any oil it had delivered.

    3. Blas de Lezo says:

      I don’t think it will be as easy as the killing of unarmed civilians on international waters like the Mavi Marmara.

    4. Tommy Jensen says:

      So you are one of those liberals who shoot missiles on an airliner and a tourist ocean cruiser and let all people drown in order to save 1 polar bear on an melting ice cube.

      You believe all other people who dont eat rabbit food and use bicycles every day like you, deserve to die so 1 polar bear can live permanent on its ice cube?.

      1. <> says:

        Not exactly Tommy, I do eat meat but not so much as my diet is more based on proteins like fish, chicken and vegetables. I do like animals, and I think we should eat them only if we don’t have no other choice, so i am against hunting them for money. People should understand that nature is our most important asset, without it there is no humanity.

        We had an oil spillage few weeks ago which contaminated our entire coastline of 160KM, most probably due to of an Iranian oil tanker. That is why I’m against hitting those shipments, but I have no problem raiding their ships and kill every last one of them if we are ordered to.

  4. Assad must stay says:

    stupid drones

  5. Matt Fallson says:

    And where was Zionist Russia, who was said by fake new putinist drones a few weeks ago, protecting Iranian tankers in these waters! Poor idiots still think it’s “chess” :D

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      Hi Shlomo…

    2. Ashok Varma says:

      Iranians have deployed the Bavar 373 in Syria and sending more troops.

  6. Tommy Jensen says:

    Next time Israel do it,, we will give Assad the S-300, if Israel do again the next time they do it.

    1. Cray Brand says:

      Good one! It’s always a *next time*, *definitely next time*, *100% next time*, with the ZioPutinYahoo groupies.

  7. verner says:

    the one sure solution to the problems in the middle east is to bury the jews at 6 feet for good – no diaspora no slinking away to somewhere else. the middle east, including saudi, kuwait egyptsyria, iraq, iran are better off wen they send the jews to their early grave.

  8. pinOKYO nOSE says:

    “”…the hostile drone came from the direction of Lebanon’s waters..””

    a perfect place for israel to launch the drones from

  9. Lee says:

    Yeah this is the SCUMBAG zioNUTs trying to start WW3. SICKENING! BOTH parties are CORRUPT, EPSTEIN GUILTY and serve our 911 MURDERING / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS TERRORIST / Beruit NUKING / USS LIBERTY MURDERING PARASITE SATANIC SCUMBAG MONSTERS IN TEL AVIV. Get it? https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/clinton-epstein-trump-img.jpg?scale=896&compress=80

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