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Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel into Lebanon

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 17th September, 2021 11:49:40 AM
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Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel into Lebanon

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Four convoys carrying Iranian fuel have arrived in Lebanon under an initiative by the militant group Hezbollah to ease the country's crippling energy crisis.

Eighty lorries with 4m litres (1.1m gallons) of diesel on board crossed the border from Syria, where a tanker is docked, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said.

The fuel is being imported via Syria in an effort to avoid embroiling Lebanon in US sanctions on Iran, reports BBC.

Hezbollah has said hospitals and other key services will get priority access.

An economic collapse has left Lebanon dangerously short of fuel as well as other basic necessities, such as medicine, electricity and even drinking water.