Criminal investigation of the disaster in Sheremetyevo
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.
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 US administration will make Iran behave like a «normal country» — the head of the State Department, Mike Pompeo, announced on Monday. “Our goal is to make Iran behave like a normal country. Once they do that — we’ll have deals with them” — the Associated Press quoted his words. The head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, said during Monday that the decision to send the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln to the Middle East was made given the incoming data on the threats from Iran. According to The Wall Street Journal — the US military received intelligence report that Iran «plans to choose the US forces in Iraq and Syria as their target». According to the received information — Tehran, allegedly, intends to “organize attacks in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, near Yemen, by using the local controlled
The head of the Sri Lankan police, Chandana Vikramaratne, announced that the country’s security services had detained or eliminated all the terrorists, responsible for the terrorist attacks during Catholic Easter on 21st of April. He added that during the measures, taken to prevent further terrorist attacks — 2 terrorists, specialized in explosives, were killed. Explosive charges, prepared for other terrorist attacks, were found. In addition, Sri Lankan police discovered the training base of the “Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania” terrorist group in the central part of the country. At least 38 people were trained at the base, including the organizer of the explosions in Colombo. The police noted that at the moment, on the suspicion of involvement in the attacks during 21st of April, 73 people are being detained.