July 2021 Gulf of Oman incident

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On 29 July 2021, the oil tanker Mercer Street was attacked off the coast of Oman.[1] The United States Navy said the attack came from a drone. Israeli, United States and European officials blamed the attack on Iran.

Iranian state media initially said the attack was in response to a possible Israeli airstrike on a military airport in Syria, but the Iranian government formally denied involvement.[2][3]

Similar incidents occurred in May 2019, June 2019 and August 2021.

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  1. Deadly drone attack on tanker escalates Iran-Israel maritime tensions
  2. Iran TV report says attack on “Israeli ship” was revenge for Syria raid
  3. "Iran denies involvement in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman". Reuters. 2021-08-01. Retrieved 2021-08-01.