US officials: ISIS leaders boast about Egypt crash

November 7, 2015 01:50

WASHINGTON - Communications between Islamic State leaders in Raqqa, Syria, and persons in the Sinai Peninsula included boasts about the downing of a Russian passenger jet over the area, NBC reported on Friday, citing unidentified US officials.

"They were clearly celebrating," NBC Nightly News quoted a US official as saying. The "chatter" included a boast of taking down the plane on Saturday and how it was done.The US intelligence community intercepted a message from a Sinai group affiliated with Islamic State that warned of "something big in the area" before jet crash. 

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