Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace — Flightradar24

Updated 21 July 2014
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Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace — Flightradar24

KUALA LUMPUR,: Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace on Sunday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed
Flightradar24 posted a flight map on its Twitter account on Monday showing the change in the flight's route. Flight tracking data showed this flight had previously crossed over eastern Ukraine. (To view the link: bit.ly/1wPJDUr)
After Malaysia Airlines' Flight MH17 was shot down last Thursday by a ground-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine, airlines began to avoid the airspace below which the Ukrainian military has been fighting with Russian-backed rebels.
On Friday and Saturday the Kuala Lumpur-London flight, MH4, had taken a different route over eastern Turkey, tracking data showed.
The change in route on Sunday highlights the challenge that airlines face in finding conflict-free passageways on the congested routes between Asia and Europe. Hundreds of flights routinely crossed over Ukraine before Thursday's incident, and it is not unusual for international airlines to overfly war zones such as Syria or Afghanistan.
The US Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulations are among the world's strictest, "strongly discourages" US operators from flying to, from or over Syria, according to a May 2013 notice on its website.
A spokesperson for Malaysia Airlines did not immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.


Maoist rebels kill six Indian policemen in bombing

Indian security officials carry out a patrol. The Maoists are believed to be present in at least 20 Indian states but are most active in forested resource-rich areas in the states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. (AFP)
Updated 20 May 2018
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Maoist rebels kill six Indian policemen in bombing

  • The police were escorting a truck carrying material for road construction. Raj said a search was under way for the attackers
  • The guerrillas have been waging an insurgency for decades

NEW DELHI: Maoist rebels killed six policemen Sunday with a roadside bomb in a remote forest in eastern India, where the guerrillas have been waging an insurgency for decades.
Another officer was injured when their vehicle was hit in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, said senior state police officer Sunder Raj P.
The police were escorting a truck carrying material for road construction. Raj said a search was under way for the attackers.
India’s Maoist insurgency began in the 1960s and has cost thousands of lives in almost daily incidents of violence.
Last month dozens of guerillas were killed in jungle raids in India’s remote interior. The ambushes of rebel camps left 37 fighters dead.
In March eight Indian paramilitary troopers were killed when their vehicle drove over an explosive device.
The Maoists are believed to be present in at least 20 Indian states but are most active in forested resource-rich areas known as the “red corridor” linking the states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
The rebels, also known as Naxals, claim to be fighting for the rights of the indigenous tribal people, including the right to land, resources and jobs.