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 Egypt plane crash: British intelligence reveals possible mastermind behind A321 downing, - The Sunday Times

Britain's intelligence claim they have unmasked suspected organizer behind the downing of a Russian passenger jet near Sharm el-Sheikh.

The Sunday Times informed citing their own resources in the government, Censor.NET reports.

Read more: UK tour jet with 189 passengers evaded missile above Sharm el-Sheikh in August, - Daily Mail

Intelligence chiefs believe that the plane, which crashed last weekend killing 224 people, was brought down by a bomb planted by an offshoot of Isis in the Sinai peninsula.

The group's frontman, Abu Osama al-Masri, an Egyptian cleric, brokered a pact with Isis last year in Syria.

Read more: Islamic State leaders boasted about downing Russian passenger plane in Egypt, US officials say

Whitehall officials confirmed this weekend that Masri is a "person of interest" and that Britain would help Egypt or Russia in a "kill or capture" mission. Such a move could involve the deployment of the SAS to Egypt.

Kogalymavia plane A321 from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed Oct. 31 in the north of the Sinai peninsula. All 224 persons on board were killed.


 
 
 
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