Israeli Strikes Target Iranian Oil Bound for Syria

Campaign against ships, using mines, shows an expansion of hostilities in the Mideast

By Gordon Lubold, Benoit Faucon and Felicia Schwartz

WASHINGTON—Israel has targeted at least a dozen vessels bound for Syria and mostly carrying Iranian oil out of concern that petroleum profits are funding extremism in the Middle East, U.S. and regional officials say, in a new front in the conflict between Israel and Iran.

Since late 2019, Israel has used weaponry including water mines to strike Iranian vessels or those carrying Iranian cargo as they navigate toward Syria in the Red Sea and in other areas of the region.

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Source: wsj.com

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