Syntax Error while loading YAML. mapping values are not allowed in this context

i am getting error with below yaml file.could you please help me

  • name: test hosts: localhost tasks: -name: launching AWS instance using Ansible EC2 EC2: key_name: suriaws instance_type: t2.micro image: ami-0c2b8ca1dad447f8a region: us-east-1a wait: yes count: 1 assign_public_ip: yes

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Bobby Iliev
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August 1, 2021
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It looks like that you might have an indentation error in the YAML file.

Can you share the whole YAML so I could advise you further?

Alternatively, you could use this tool to check the syntax of your YAML file and fix any indentation errors that popup:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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