Iran TV report says attack on “Israeli ship” was revenge for Syria raid

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Iran TV report says attack on “Israeli ship” was revenge for Syria raid
An Iranian TV network reported on Friday that the attack on the Israeli owned ship off the coast of Oman was a response to an Israeli attack in Syria, indicating Iranian involvement in the attack.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 31, 2021

A TV network linked to Iran has said that the attack on a ship off the coast of Oman was in “response to a recent Israeli attack on Al-Dabaa airport in the Al-Qusayr region in Syria.” The report by the Iranian-backed network in Arabic appears to be one of the first major media reports in Iran discussing the attack on the ship. The article says that “well-informed sources" in the region told Al-Alam that today's attack on an Israeli ship in the northern Oman Sea came in response to the Israeli attack. It says that the attack on Al-Dabaa had led to the “martyrdom” of two people who were linked to Iran’s “resistance axis,” which means pro-Iran groups such as Hezbollah or other militias. Al-Dabaa airport was reportedly targeted on July 22.

The report notes that the ship was attacked and that two people were killed. “According to the agency report, a ship was attacked off the coast of the Sultanate of Oman yesterday, Thursday, according to a maritime security group run by the British Royal Navy.” The Al-Alam TV report then quotes Israeli media and notes that the ship was attacked somewhere off the coast of Oman. Al-Alam has reported attacks on ships in the past. In April 2021 the TV station said that the cargo ship Hyperion Ray, which sails under the Bahamas flag was attacked. That attack and an attack on Helios Ray has been linked to Iran by foreign media reports.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/i...sraeli-ship-was-revenge-for-syria-raid-675430
 
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