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Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally

The Ukrainian aircraft that crashed earlier this week in Iran had flown close to a sensitive military site belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards and was shot down unintentionally due to human error, the Iranian military said in a statement read on state TV on Saturday. The responsible parties would be referred to a judicial […]

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Missile or terror attack? what brought down jet, Ukraine probes

The Ukrainian government is looking for possible causes for the sudden crash of a passenger jet in Iran, including a possible missile strike. Oleksiy Danylov, secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, said Ukrainian investigators wanted to search for any missile fragments after information “appeared on the internet” suggesting debris from a Russian anti-aircraft missile was […]

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Ukrainian plane was burning before it crashed, say Iranian investigators

The crew of the Ukrainian plane that crashed, killing all 176 people on board, never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back to the airport when the plane went down, Iranian investigators say. The three-year-old jet, which had its last scheduled maintenance on Monday, encountered a technical problem shortly after […]

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Pictures: Ukrainian passenger plane crash in Tehran

Pictures and Videos of the the Ukrainian airplane crash in Tehran on Wednesday, January 8, 2020  emerged. The Ukraine International Airlines airplane, with 176 passengers and crew members, crashed shortly after take-off due to technical reasons. The plane had taken off from the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. The viral video shows the Boeing 737, […]

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Ukrainian Boeing passenger plane crashes in Iran, 176 people dead

All 176 people on board a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 passenger plane, flight PS752 were killed when it crashed near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. The plane was bound for bound for Kyiv Boryspil. According to state news agency IRNA 167 passengers and nine crew boarded the Boeing 737. Data from Flightradar24 indicates that […]

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Mourners flood streets as body of Qasem Soleimani returns to Iran

Thousands of black-clad mourners gathered early on Sunday morning in the streets in Ahvaz in the southwest of Iran, where Soleimani’s body had arrived before dawn. Mourners beat their chests and chanted “death to America”. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top general was assassinated in US drone strikes at Baghdad Airport last week. He was the architect […]

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US ready to strike 52 Iranian sites if Tehran attacks

On Saturday President Trump vowed military action against Iran if it “strikes any Americans, or American assets”. In a three part tweet Trump wrote, “We have … targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian […]

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Iran mourns Qasem Soleimani’s killing

The assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by U.S. air raids has triggered a wave of emotions across Iran. Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force and mastermind of its regional influence, was killed early on Friday near Baghdad’s international airport in an air strike ordered by US […]