The Islamic State claims to have shot down Russian aircraft

The Islamic State claims to have shot down Russian aircraft -

This morning, the Egyptian government authorities reported that a plane of the Russian company MetroJet had crashed in the . Sinai

However, a purported statement from the group Islamic State claimed a few days ago the shooting down aircraft: "soldiers of the Caliphate managed to shoot down a Russian plane at Sinai more than 0 Crusaders Russians on board, "says the statement of the extremist group.

in the message posted on social networks, but whose authenticity could not be confirmed, the group stressed" they know the Russians and their allies that no security for them in the land of the Muslims or in their airspace. "

" killed dozens of people in the territory of Shams (Middle East) by the bombing of its aircraft and, like kill, be killed, "the statement said.

However, the Russian Ministry of Transport called" untrue "some information that pointed out that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt was the subject of a terrorist attack.

"in some media reports have appeared about the Russian passenger plane flying from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg was hit by a missile launched by terrorists. This information can not be considered true, "said Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.

added that the Russian authorities are in close contact with their Egyptian colleagues and that" we do not currently have any information confirming these fantasies ".

the aircraft, an Airbus A320 belonging to the Russian company MetroJet, crashed about 23 minutes after takeoff with 217 passengers and 7 members crew, a Russian national.

the fact comes amid a Russian military campaign in Syria to fight the extremist groups operating in the territory to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, including the Islamic State .

the campaign began earlier this month and according to information published yesterday by the Syrian government since then Russian aviation, in collaboration with the Syrian Air Force has destroyed a total of 1,623 "targets terrorists. "


in addition to Russia, the United States-head of a coalition of 16 countries- has intervened in Syria and Iraq to fight the group.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shurkri, promised his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, the full cooperation of Cairo to clarify the facts, according to the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti

. Source: Telam

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