U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA
"There's a group within the Sinai, ISIL [Daesh], it used to be an Egyptian terrorist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which was basically consumed by ISIL [Daesh] and that group pledged allegiance to ISIL [Daesh]…and we do attribute the downing of that Russian airliner to this group," Brennan said.
Metrojet Flight 9268 was an international chartered passenger flight operated by Russian Kogalymavia airline (branded as Metrojet), which disintegrated above the northern Sinai on Oct. 31 2015, following its departure from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt, en route to Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Airbus A321-231 was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, who were all killed.
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