Syria received its first foreign oil supplies for six months last week, with the arrival of two shipments including one from Iran, a source familiar with Iranian oil shipments said, easing the war-torn country’s fuel crisis, ONA reports citing Reuters.
The oil was delivered in two tankers, one sent by Iran, the other by an unnamed businessman, the source added.
Syria has suffered an acute fuel shortage this winter, with the government introducing rationing for gasoline and cooking gas and long queues building at petrol stations.
The Iranian shipment that arrived last week was one of two expected from Iran, the source said.
The source gave no further information on the identity or nationality of the businessman who had delivered the other shipment.