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Hezbollah says second Iran fuel ship arrives in Syria

A Hezbollah flag flutters as tankers carrying Iranian fuel arrive at al-Ain in Hermel in east Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on September 16, 2021. (Photo by - / AFP)

BEIRUT: Hezbollah announced Friday the arrival of a second ship loaded with Iranian gasoil to Syria's Baniyas port.

The group said in a statement that the the vessel arrived to the Syrian port at 10 p.m. Thursday, without giving other details.

Hezbollah says the fuel shipments should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon, while Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the Iranian shipments constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty. Both Syria and Iran are under U.S. sanctions.

 

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