Shooting down of Ukrainian aircraft due to ‘human error’: Iran Jul 14, 2020 0 44 12345 Tehran Iran has once again given an explanation for the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane over Tehran about seven months ago.There was a communication error at the responsible military department due to the incorrect alignment of the radar system, media reports said on Monday, which ultimately led to the aircraft being fired on accidentally.The Iranian aviation authority wrote in its final report that it was a “human error.” The plane was mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces on January 8, shortly after taking off from Tehran. All 176 people on board were killed. The shooting was initially denied by the Iranian leadership, which subsequently led to furious protests in the country.President Hassan Rowhani then promised a thorough and complete investigation by a special court and various teams of experts. Some people are said to have already been arrested in connection with the incident.Last month, Iran agreed to hand over the flight recorders of the passenger plane to France for evaluation. Tehran has also agreed to pay compensation to the families of the plane’s foreign victims.Among the dead passengers were Canadians, Ukrainians, Afghans, British, Swedes and Iranians with residence rights in Sweden. (DPA) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59 Jul 14, 2020 0 1293 Iran says virus death toll tops 13,000 Jul 14, 2020 0 302 Third Iranian lawmaker dies from coronavirus Jul 14, 2020 0 55 Hezbollah parliamentary bloc lodges complaint against US ambassador Beirut The parliamentary bloc of Lebanon’s pro-Iran Shiite movement Hezbollah on Monday lodged an official complaint with the Lebanese Foreign Ministry against the US ambassador in Beirut. Headed by .. Seven children, 2 women killed in Yemen air strike: UN AFP Dubai Seven children and two women were killed in an air raid in northwest Yemen, a UN agency said Monday, as Riyadh said it intercepted missiles fired by Yemeni Huthi rebels. The UN Office for the Coordination of .. Saudi coalition says it destroyed drones, missiles of Yemeni rebels DPA Riyadh The Saudi-led coalition said on Monday it had intercepted and destroyed four missiles and seven bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels towards the kingdom. Coalition spokesman .. Nigeria doctors begin latest strike amid pandemic AFP Lagos Doctors in Nigeria’s largest city Lagos began a three-day warning strike on Monday over welfare and inadequate protective kits, but said medics handling coronavirus cases would not be involved. The .. Somalia’s army chief survives suicide bombing AFP Mogadishu Somalia’s army chief, General Odowa Yusuf Rage, on Monday survived a suicide bomb attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab jihadist group, military sources said. A civilian died and half a dozen other .. Detained Mali opposition figures freed Bamako All opposition figures who were detained in Mali after violent protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday have been released, their lawyers said on Monday. Alifa Habib Kone, one of the lawyers ..