Global Statistics

All countries
34,400,609
Confirmed
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm
All countries
25,369,775
Recovered
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm
All countries
1,022,513
Deaths
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
34,400,609
Confirmed
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm
All countries
25,369,775
Recovered
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm
All countries
1,022,513
Deaths
Updated on October 1, 2020 8:46 pm

US: Iran mistakenly shot the Ukrainian commercial plane that crashed on Wednesday

Nigeria @60: Buhari’s speech uninspiring, say southern, middle belt leaders

    Highlights • Buhari would have made sense if he had used the opportunity to outline the process of reconstituting Nigeria • President Muhammadu Buhari was comparing...

Two dead, six injured in Ogun auto crash

    Highlight • Two Die, Six Injured In Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway Crash • Spokesperson for Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps reported to News agency of...

South Africa bans US, UK, Russia, others, as it reopens borders

Highlights Travellers from the United Kingdom and United States are among those banned A total of 57 countries are on the list of...

Trump’s financial records show long history of tax avoidance

Highlights Trump insists he ‘paid a lot’ in taxes after an investigation reveals new details about his personal finances He had paid no income...

Ramaphosa suspends South African minister’s salary for misuse of air force plane

  Highlights The suspension was slammed on Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for allowing ANC officials to fly with her in an air force plane to...

January 10th 2020

Iran mistakenly shot the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed on Wednesday, killing all the 176 people on board, US officials can now confirm.

The aircraft carrying about 176 passengers comprising of Ukrainians and Iranians, among others, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehrans airport.

The incident occurred after Iran launched missiles that hit two air bases of US forces in Iraq.

The attack from Iran was a response to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Quds Force, by a US drone strike last week.

According to CBS News, the US intelligence claims its satellites detected two surface-to-air missile launches shortly before the plane exploded.

It quoted a source as saying that it appears missile components were found near the crash site.

Responding, Irans civil aviation authority said the assertion by the US is not true.

US President Donald Trump also said he has his suspicion. Trump said the aircraft was flying in a pretty rough neighborhood, and somebody could have made a mistake.

I had my suspicions. I dont want to say that because other people have their suspicions also, Trump said when he was asked about the incident at the White House on Thursday.

Its a tragic thing when I see that. Its a tragic thing, but somebody could have made a mistake on the other side. Some people say it was mechanical. I personally dont think thats even a question.

Tension between the US and Iran have escalated following the killing of Soleimani. Two missiles landed in the Green Zone on Wednesday shortly after Trump said his administration wants peace.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Nigeria @60: Buhari’s speech uninspiring, say southern, middle belt leaders

    Highlights • Buhari would have made sense if he had used the opportunity to outline the process of reconstituting Nigeria • President Muhammadu Buhari was comparing...

Two dead, six injured in Ogun auto crash

    Highlight • Two Die, Six Injured In Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway Crash • Spokesperson for Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps reported to News agency of...

South Africa bans US, UK, Russia, others, as it reopens borders

Highlights Travellers from the United Kingdom and United States are among those banned A total of 57 countries are on the list of...

Related Articles

Nigeria @60: Buhari’s speech uninspiring, say southern, middle belt leaders

    Highlights • Buhari would have made sense if he had used the opportunity to outline the process of reconstituting Nigeria • President Muhammadu Buhari was comparing...

Two dead, six injured in Ogun auto crash

    Highlight • Two Die, Six Injured In Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway Crash • Spokesperson for Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps reported to News agency of...

South Africa bans US, UK, Russia, others, as it reopens borders

Highlights Travellers from the United Kingdom and United States are among those banned A total of 57 countries are on the list of...