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Breaking: ISIS claims downing Russian passenger plane in Sinai (updated)

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Breaking: #IS claims responsibility for #Russia’s plane crash in #Egypt

 

Unconfirmed video posted by A3MAQ [unofficial IS news source] footage of Russian plane descending and exploding in the air:

[Note: We removed the video because, although posted by A3MAQ, there are doubts about its authenticity]

Translation of the statement in the screencap above:

“The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God.”

Gazeta updates the situation:

The group “Islamic State”, through the friendly Aamaq news agency, assumed responsibility for the crash of Airbus 321. This information was also posted by the Reuters agency.

This official confirmation of this information is not available. We also know that the local fighters have no weapons capable of hitting a flying target at such a height.

Earlier, the security service of the North Sinai region said a technical malfunction was the main likely cause of the crash. […]


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