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Local news: Diesel tankers brought by Hezbollah from Iran heading towards Lebanon

A woman tosses rose petals as people gather to welcome tankers carrying Iranian fuel, upon their arrival from Syria in the city of Baalbeck, in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, on September 16, 2021. - Dozens of tankers carrying Iranian fuel and transported by the Shiite Hezbollah movement arrived from Syria in Lebanon, in the grip of severe fuel shortages. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman tosses rose petals as people gather to welcome tankers carrying Iranian fuel, upon their arrival from Syria in the city of Baalbeck, in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, on September 16, 2021 [AFP via Getty Images]

Lebanese pro-Iranian TV channel Al Mayadeen said on Tuesday that a convoy of diesel tankers brought by Hezbollah from Iran crossed the Syrian border towards Lebanon, Reuters reported.

The Iran-aligned group says the shipments should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon, while Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty.

Both Syria and Iran are under US sanctions.

READ: Iran will supply Lebanon with more fuel, if requested

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