Islamic State VIDEO of Shooting Russian Passenger Plane
Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai released this footage of the crashing plane. The Russian plane crash in Egypt killed all 224 people aboard.
The horror. Earlier I reported that the Islamic State took credit — while the media is citing “mechanical difficulties.” The enemedia is always covering for jihad and Obama.
Obama’s junior varsity team. Putin is no Obama. It’s about to get real.
CAIRO: A militant group affiliated to ISIS in Egypt claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday, the group said in a statement circulated by supporters on Twitter.
TRAGIC pictures have emerged of the Russian plane crash which ISIS militants claim they caused in revenge for air strikes in Syria, killing all 224 people on board.
A Russian jet crashed in Egypt could have been downed by ISISHeartbreaking photographs show the mangled wreckage of the doomed airliner and the personal possessions of its passengers strewn across the desert floor.Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visited the scene this afternoon, at one point being shown the plane’s black box recorder by rescue teams.Earlier today Terror Monitor, an online terrorist monitoring organisation, said it had received 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.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visits the crash scene
Wreckage of the doomed airliner is strewn across the desert floor
The Prime Minister is shown the plane’s black box recorder
A passenger’s clothes lie on the floor at the scene of the crash
Last month Moscow launched a bombing campaign against the twisted terror group, which controls vast swathes of Syria and has forced thousands of people to flee the country.Vladimir Putin’s bid to wipe out ISIS has been so successful that almost a million Syrians are elected to return to their homeland.The translated statement read: “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.”News agency AFP has also reported ISIS has claimed responsiblity for the downing of the Russian plane.The agency reported the statement also read: “The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai.”Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on her Facebook page that Russian Embassy personnel in Egypt are working to clarify the situation.
This picture emerged of the crash scene this afternoon
The wreckage has been spread over a three mile radius
Terror Monitor posted the statement allegedly from ISIS
Relatives and the friends of passengers aboard the Metrojet flight that crashed in Egypt
Russia’s transport minister said claims terrorists caused the Russian plane to crash “can’t be considered accurate”, though security officials are working on clarification.Russia has declared tomorrow a day of mourning.Vladimir Putin has launched a severe air strike campaign against Islamic State in Syria over the last couple of weeks.Russian security forces claim to have destroyed 1,600 ISIS targets.
The crash happened over Sinai during a flight from El-Sheikh to the Russian city of St Petersburg
Russia plane crash victims Anton Bogdanov and Alena Moiseeva were among the 17 children killed
Anastasia Bogdanova and Olga Sheina died on the Russian jet
Egypt’s North Sinai is home to a two-year-old Islamist insurgency and militants who support Islamic State have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police in recent months.Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Hossam Kemal said it was “too soon to determine the cause”.It is believed most of the passengers travelling on the plane were Russian tourists. There are no reports of British nationals on board.The first pictures of the Russian plane victims have started to emerge, including young children.Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was “deeply shocked”.He tweeted: “I am deeply shocked by the plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula. The tragedy will be thoroughly investigated, the families will receive aid.”
Yulia Buleyva and Valeria Bogdanova were killed in the Russia plane crash
David Cameron tweeted his condolences to the victims of the Russia plane crash.He wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of the Russian plane crash in Egypt and the Bucharest nightclub fire.”Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed officials to go to the crash site to investigate.A statement from the prime minister’s office said PM Sherif Ismail had formed a cabinet level crisis committee to deal with the crash.Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was “deeply shocked”.He tweeted: “I am deeply shocked by the plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula. The tragedy will be thoroughly investigated, the families will receive aid.”Russia’s top Investigative Committee has launched a case against airline Kogalymavia under an article regulating “violation of rules of flights and preparations for them”.Initial reports suggested contact had been made with the passenger plane after it went missing but later Egyptian authorities confirmed the tragic news.Russian news sources said the captain reported technical faults soon after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh and asked for a route change.
Yury Shein and his daughter Anastasia
Vladimir Putin is in the midst of a airstrike campaign against ISIS in Syria
Latest reports suggest the fight 7K9268 went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh at 5.51am.Mike Vivian, former head of flight operations at the CAA warned it’s a “popular route with Britons”.He said: “A321 is a very good aircraft and it has a good safety record.”I would be surprised if the aircraft was a factor. It is a small airline and it is difficult to know who the operator was as there are multiple. It looks as if the airline flies only domestic routes in Russia but does go down to Turkey and Egypt.”The plane operator Kogalymavia is also known as MetroJet.
File photo of an Airbus-321Source: Shutterstock/Dejan Milinkovic
AN ISLAMIC STATE affiliate group has claimed responsibility for downing a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai peninsula, where the jihadists are waging an insurgency.
“The soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane in Sinai,” said the statement from the group.
Russia’s transport minister has said the claim can’t be “considered accurate”, while a spokesperson for Egypt’s military said there is “no proof at this point”.
Emergency services have reached the wreckage. They say that there are no survivors of the 224 people on board. This includes 17 children.
The plane with 214 Russian and three Ukranian passengers, and seven crew, had taken off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the south Sinai bound for Saint Petersburg. It lost contact with air traffic control 23 minutes later.
Reuters reports that the plane split in two and landed vertically. Despite claims from IS, a security source told the agency that the crash was due to a “technical fault”.
Egyptian security and medical officials said there were no survivors from flight 7K9268, and that the bodies of the passengers and debris were spread out over an area of five square kilometres.
The Russian embassy in Cairo said:
Unfortunately, all passengers of Kogalymavia flight 9268 Sharm el-Sheikh-Saint Petersburg have died. We issue condolences to family and friends.
The Russian emergency ministry published a list of names of the passengers, ranging in age from a 10-month-old girl to a 77-year-old woman.
The Egyptian government said 15 bodies had been recovered and transferred to a morgue so far.
A senior Egyptian air traffic control official said the pilot told him in their last communication that he was having trouble with the radio system. The pilot had reported his intention to attempt to land at the nearest airport.
The Airbus 321 came down in the Hassana area, roughly y 100 kilometres south of the North Sinai town of El-Arish, where Egyptian forces are currently fighting an insurgency from the so-called Islamic State group.
The Russian government has sent an investigations team to the site, and declared a day of mourning. The Israeli Defence Force is also assisting with the search.
The IS affiliate, which is waging a deadly insurgency in the Sinai, claimed that “the soldiers of the caliphate succeeded in bringing down a Russian plane” there.
It said this was in revenge for Russian air strikes against militants in Syria, where IS controls territories that straddle Iraq.
Three military experts said IS in Sinai does not have surface-to-air missiles capable of hitting a plane at high altitude.
But they could not exclude the possibility of a bomb on board or a surface-to-air missile strike if the plane had descended for an emergency landing.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail had canceled a visit to the city of Ismailiya and formed an operations room to follow up on the situation.
Sergei Lzvolsky, an official with the Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia told Interfax news agency that the plane had departed Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh at 5:51 am local time (03:51 GMT).
Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had launched a criminal probe into any possible violation of air safety rules, a standard procedure when air crashes involving Russian planes occur. It is also sending investigators to the scene
He said the aircraft did not make contact as expected with air traffic controllers in Cyprus, and “since then the plane has not made contact and has not appeared on radars”.
Prior to confirmation from the Egyptian prime minister, it was reported that the company operating the flight was able to confirm the flight was safely flying through Turkish airspace. It was also believed the plane may have crashed near Cyprus.