ISIS Claims Responsibility for Downing Russian Passenger Jet ?

Russian Plane Crash in Egypt- Recent Updates

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 Lufthansa of Germany and Air France said they would reroute flights over the region until the circumstances of the accident were established, a sign that airlines have become a lot more cautious in recent years about flying over regions involved in conflicts.

I’m still having a problem with the narrative created by one Egyptian official!  
He is the ONLY source for all the media stories pushing “technical problems” 
 Despite the fact he claimed the plane was safely in Turkish air space prior to changing his tune

One Egyptian official, Ayman al-Muqadem of the government’s Aviation Incidents Committee, said that before the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers, the pilot had radioed and said the aircraft was experiencing technical problems and that he intended to try and land at the nearest airport.
It was impossible to independently confirm whether technical problems were to blame, and no other Egyptian official repeated the claim on Saturday.

TIME 

 The US has been claiming all along that Russia wasn’t targeting ISIS in Syria. 
Recall? More than 90%’ of Russian airstrikes in Syria have not targeted Isis, US says
Or:   Just Who Is Russia Targeting in Syria?
 Saying repeatedly that Russia was targeting the moderates. But now ISIS is having revenge?!
According to ISIS?

In response, the terrorist group declared a “holy war” against Russiaand the U.S., which is carrying out a separate military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and, now, Syria. “Islamic youth everywhere, ignite jihad against the Russians and the Americans in their crusaders’ war against Muslims,” the group’s spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani said in a statement on Oct. 13,according to Reuters.

Senior officials from the U.S. have also warned that the Russian airstrikes would make it a target for terrorists. “This will have consequences for Russia itself, which is rightly fearful of attacks,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Oct. 8. “In coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties,” he said during a summit of the NATO alliance in Brussels.

And last one for the day…

Contradicting the Egyptian story teller!

 Crashed Russian Airliner Pilot Did Not Seek Traffic Control Help

 The pilot of the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsuladid not request assistance from the air traffic control at Sharm El-Sheikh airport before the incident, Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Hossam Kamal said Saturday.

Egyptian sources- (1 Egyptian source, just 1)- were quoted as saying earlier the Airbus-321 flight 9268 pilot requested help from air traffic controllers due to technical difficulties. The airliner with 224 people on board disappeared from radars 23 minutes after takeoff en route to St. Petersburg.

“The air traffic controllers’ communication with the Russian airplane was carried out normally until the disaster,” Kamal said at a press conference.

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