THE PLOT THICKENS…ISIS is claiming responsibility via Twitter for the Russian plane crash that killed 224 people. The pilot of the Russian plane had reported some difficulty before the crash so the claim by ISIS is curious at best. They also released supposed video of the plane crashing (see below).
Please pray for the loved ones of the 224 people who died in this horrible crash.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for destroying a Russian passenger jet in response to Vladimir Putin’s decision to bomb Jihadi targets in Syria.
The aircraft, which had 200 adult passengers, 17 children and seven crew crashed less than 25 minutes after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The Irish-owned aircraft was leased by a Russian airline. It crashed in the Hassana area, south of Arish. Security forces discovered the crash wreckage in a remote mountainous area in a region containing many ISIS-affiliated terrorists.
VIDEO RELEASED BY ISIS:
Egyptian sources are claiming that wreckage has been spread over a three-mile area while an ISIS-affiliate has tried to claim responsibility for the disaster.
According to the statement: ‘The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai.’ However, Russian transport ministry sources dismissed the claim suggesting ‘they cannot be accurate’.
TERROR MONITOR HAD THIS TO SAY:
Terror Monitor, an online terrorist monitoring organisation, claims to have a statement from Islamic State militants claiming responsibility for the attack.
The group, which watches terrorist groups around the world, tweeted an image of the Arabic statement and wrote: “#IslamicState (#ISIS) terror group claims downing of Russian aircraft in #Sinai.”
The unverified statement, written in Arabic, says the flight crash was NOT a technical fault, as reported by security sources.
It goes on to say that the attack was “in response to Russian airstrikes that killed hundreds of Muslims on Syrian land”.
Today two international airlines announced they will now reroute their flights to avoid flying over the Sinai area in light of the claims.
German company Lufthansa and Air France both said they will actively blacklist the area until a clear explanation is provided of what caused the crash.
A spokesman for the Lufthansa said: “We took the decision to avoid the area because the situation and the reasons for the crash were not clear.”
The carrier is the owner of budget airline Germanwings, which was at the centre of one of the worst tragedies in aviation history when crazed pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed flight 4U9525 into the Alps in March this year.
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