UAV Attack on Israeli Tanker an Unprecedented Event Written 20 August 2021


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The Washington Post reports that the UAV strike on the Israeli tanker Mercer Street on July 29 fits in with a recent string of attacks using uncrewed aircraft. The technologies used in these attacks as well as their targets indicate Iranian involvement. Iran has followed a policy of distributing Iranian-produced weaponry including UAVs to various armed groups throughout the Middle East in order to generate plausible deniability.
Full Story (Washington Post)