Syria (i/ˈsɪ.rɪə/; Arabic:سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. De jure Syrian territory borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest, but the government's control now extends to approximately 30–40% of the de jure state area and less than 60% of the population.
The governor of Syria retained the civil administration of the whole large province undiminished, and held for long alone in all Asia a command of the first rank. It was only in the course of the second century that a diminution of his prerogatives occurred, when Hadrian took one of the four legions from the governor of Syria and handed it over to the governor of Palestine. It was Severus who at length withdrew the first place in the Roman military hierarchy from the Syrian governor. After having subdued the province (which had wished at that time to make Niger emperor, as it had formerly done with its governor Vespasian) amidst resistance from the capital Antioch in particular, he ordained its partition into a northern and a southern half, and gave to the governor of the former, which was called Coele-Syria, two legions, to the governor of the latter, the province of Syro-Phoenicia, one legion.
The ship was owned by ZodiacMaritime, an international management company headquartered in London and run by EyalOfer, an Israeli shipping magnate ... Since this “shadow war” extends onto multiple fronts, Israel could choose to attack Iran’s ships, nuclear program, or military presence in Syria.
According to international media reports, Israel in the past has targeted Iranian ships in a non-lethal manner that were illegally carrying oil to the Syrian regime run by Bashar Assad as part of a Hezbollah financing scheme, in which Syria repaid its oil debts by transferring cash to the Lebanese terror organization.
... confrontation after a string of incidents involving Gulf shipping. From February 2021, Iran and Israel -- clashing for years directly or indirectly in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip -- engage in a battle at sea, accusing each other of a series of ship attacks from both sides.
...Russia continues deploying already operational missiles, like the Avangard and the air-launched Kinzhal, now in Syria, as well as finishing up successful state trials of the Zircon, which is to be operationally deployed aboard surface ships and submarines, starting in early 2022.
Bennett accused Iran of involvement in the attack on the Israeli ship, according to the CNNNetwork... On Saturday, Iranian sources confirmed that the attack on the Israeli ship was a response to a military strike targeting the Dabaa military airport in Syria ... Targeting cargo ships.
“I state here that Iran is absolutely the one that attacked the ship,” he stated ... While the MABAM has destroyed an immeasurable amount of advanced weaponry in Syria and has placed Iran on the defensive in the war-torn country, Israel should look again at its maritime operations targeting Iranian ships carrying oil and weapons to Syria.
The operation was carried out in the exclusive economic zone of Pakistani sea in which the cargo ship sank due to strong winds and tide, said a Pakistan Navy news release ... All crew of the sunk ship belongs to Syria, the ship was carrying cargo from India to Somalia.
Al-Alam TV said the attack responded to an Israeli attack on al-Dab’aa airport in Syria where Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah were killed and wounded ...Israel has opened Pandora’s box, and hiding under the US’s skirt will not protect Israeli-owned ships if the attacks in Syria continue.
Iran is the one that carried out the attack on the ship.” ... the ship had been hit by a drone strike ... sources told The Wall Street Journal that Israel had attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria since 2019, using weapons such as naval mines to damage the vessels..