The Turkish Air Forces launched air strikes on the facilities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Iraq — they are being considered a terrorist organization by Ankara — Interfax reports while citing a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense. Turkish air forces attacked shelters and weapons depots of the militants in the Hakur and Avasin-Basyan regions, at the north of Iraq. The Turkish airstrikes were inflicted shortly after the death of 4 Turkish soldiers after the attacks of the militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in the Tel Rifat area, in north-west of Syria. The Syrian artillery hit the positions of terrorists at the south and west of Aleppo — Saudi TV channel Al Ekhbariya reported. The damage was inflicted on the suburbs of Kfar Hamra and Khalsa, as well as the terrorist-controlled district «Rashidin-5», from which they shell the urban areas of Aleppo, controlled by the Syrian army — TASS reports. In the nearby province of Hama — the Syrian troops drove out the terrorists of the Jebhat al-Nusrah group from the settlements of Al-Janabir and Mazra’at al-Radi. According to the TV channel, the Syrian troops are attacking the heights of Tell-Osman in this sector of the frontline. Last Saturday, the Syrian armed forces repelled an attack of the Turkish-supported militants at the suburb of Aleppo.
The air forces of the Libyan National Army, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, attacked a number of positions in Tripoli, and destroyed the operational HQ of the Libyan government of national consent. The HQ was headed by Osama al-Juwili — the press center of the operational HQ of the Libyan national army reported. According to the Reuters — the Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar ordered his forces to chase and destroy the retreating enemies. He also stated that the month of Ramadan, which begins on 6th of May, will be a month of «jihad». On 4th of April, Khalifa Haftar announced the start of an offensive operation against the Libyan capital.
The investigation of the crash of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft at the Sheremetyevo Airport believes that the crash-landing was caused, most likely, by the actions of the pilots, since they tried to land with remaining fuel on board. The fast landing presumably damaged the aircraft, after which it caught fire. 41 people died during the event. The aircraft belonged to the ‘Aeroflot’ company. According to the newspaper «Kommersant» — a parallel investigation is dealing with the ground services of the airport, which may have failed to promptly respond to the incident. The official representative of the investigative committee, Svetlana Petrenko, previously reported that the investigation considers several versions of what happened at Sheremetyevo. Among the versions are: an insufficient qualification of the pilots, dispatchers, and the technicians that carried out the technical inspection of the aircraft. Also — a malfunction of the aircraft itself, and even the weather conditions. Currently, Sheremetyevo Airport has resumed its normal operation.