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224 Killed in Egypt Air Crash of Russian Metrojet, False Claims Emerge

While a Russian Metrojet airline’s Airbus A321 crashed in Central sinai, Egypt killing 224 passengers aboard, some intriguing claims have been made by muslim outfits taking claims for the crash, entirely unrelated and unrealistic.

One group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt claimed that it had brought down the plane in retaliation for airstriked conducted by Russian airstrikes killing hundreds of Muslims in Syria but Russia has denied the claim as “inaccurate.”

The Russian airline Kogalymavia, which operates Metrojet flights said the plane was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia, leaving behind several corpses on the ground with wreckage spread around the central Sinai region.

“The plane split into two, a small part on the tail end that burned and a larger part that crashed into a rockface. We have extracted at least 100 bodies and the rest are still inside,” said one officer in a telephonic response to Reuters.

Egyptian authorities said there was no unusual activity reported from the flight before it went down and the investigation will be carried out. So far, 129 bodies had been removed and sent to the Zeinhom morgue in Cairo on Saturday night.

Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, launched air raids against opposition groups in Syria including Islamic State in recent months and Russia was isolated earlier by the Western powers for the disastrous crash of Malaysia’s MH17 flight last year by pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels.

(141118) -- DONETSK (UKRAINE), Nov. 18, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Workers work on the site where the MH17 plane of Malaysia Airlines crashed, on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Nov. 18, 2014. The recovery of the wreckage of flight MH17 will be completed in around five days, the Dutch Safety Board, leading the investigation into the crash in eastern Ukraine, announced on Monday. (Xinhua/Alexander Ermochenko)

(141118) — DONETSK (UKRAINE), Nov. 18, 2014 (Xinhua) — Workers work on the site where the MH17 plane of Malaysia Airlines crashed, on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Nov. 18, 2014. The recovery of the wreckage of flight MH17 will be completed in around five days, the Dutch Safety Board, leading the investigation into the crash in eastern Ukraine, announced on Monday. (Xinhua/Alexander Ermochenko)

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