(PHOTO) ISIS Releases Photo Of The Bomb That Took Down Russian Airliner – American Military News

(PHOTO) ISIS Releases Photo Of The Bomb That Took Down Russian Airliner

ISIS’ English-language magazine called Dabiq published an image of the bomb that took down a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 31st.

The shocking part is clearly how small it was – fitting into a can of Schweppes Gold. It was accompanied by text that explained how they got the bomb on the jet. They said they did so “after having discovered a way to compromise the security at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport and resolving to bring down a plane belonging to a nation in the American-led Western coalition against the Islamic State.”

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The bomb contained only 2.2 pounds of TNT and experts now say they believe that it was snuck into the cabin, not in the baggage area under the jet.

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From the Washington Post:

The latest issue of the Islamic State militant group’s online propaganda magazine claims to show the bomb that brought down the Russian jet in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula more than two weeks ago.

The image, which includes a Schweppes Gold can and other apparent components of improvised explosives, could not independently verified. The Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate asserted responsibility for the downing of the jet on Oct. 31; 224 people were killed.

An accompanying text in the English-language magazine, Dabiq, states that the decision to target the Russian jet came “after having discovered a way to compromise the security at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport and resolving to bring down a plane belonging to a nation in the American-led Western coalition against the Islamic State.”

Read more at the Washington Post

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