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 CIA: Sinai's ISIL-affiliated terrorist group downed Russian A321 in Egypt

The terrorist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to the "Islamic State" was responsible for the downing of the Russian A321 passenger aircraft over the Sinai Peninsula Oct. 31, 2016.

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.

Read more: Explosive device from A321 resembles bombs used in Mosow in 1999, - Kommersant newspaper

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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