Pentagon has confirmed the crash of the U.S. military aircraft in a Taliban-controlled territory in central Afghanistan on Monday. The surveillance U.S. Bombardier E-11A plane crashed in Ghazni province’s Deh Yak district, an area under Taliban control. It was unknown how many people were on board or whether there were survivors. While the cause of the crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by Taliban’s fire, as the Pentagon confirmed.

Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Health Saman Barzangy has refuted the reports of the occurance of a case of the new Coronavirus in KRG. The Kurdish minister also criticized the media outlets reporting “fake” news. In his statement on Twitter, Barzangy reassured the people of the Kurdistan Region that no cases have so far been registered in the region. Meanwhile, Mohammed Qadir, a spokesperson for the health ministry, said that they have, however, made all the preparations to prevent the dangerous virus from spreading in the Kurdistan Region.

A Caspian Airlines plane slid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday (January 27), but all passengers were evacuated without injury. The Caspian Airlines Boeing Flight with 135 passengers had left Tehran for Mahshahr on early Monday morning when it ran out of runway when landing. Local aviation officials, said a technical issue delayed the plane’s landing which caused the accident.