US & UK Intel: Terrorists 'Likely' Downed Russian Airliner Over Egypt

  • by: Alan Duke

A terrorist bomb "more likely than not" caused a Russian airliner to crash over Egypt, killing all 224 people on board, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

U.S. and UK intelligence sources agree that it was probably a terror act, although Russian and Egyptian officials refused to acknowledge the possibility.

A video posted soon after the October 31, 2015, air disaster purported to show the Airbus 320 exploding and plunging to earth, although Lead Stories has been unable to verify its authenticity.

CNN quoted unidentified U.S. intel sources saying that intelligence suggests that ISIS or its affiliates planted a bomb on the Russian plane. The flight was heading from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia.

An ISIS affiliate fighting the Egyptian government claimed responsibility for downing the jet in the hours after the crash.

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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