August 27, 2004

Group Claims Russian Airliner Responsibility

It looks like the original source for this story was posted at an Islamic bulletin board. We'll see if it pans out. This group or another, though, Islamists are behind it. Newsday:

A claim of responsibility for the downing of two Russian planes appeared on a Web site known for militant Muslim comment Friday.....

"We in the Islambouli Brigades announce that our holy warriors managed to hijack two Russian planes and were crowned with success though they faced problems at the beginning," the statement said without elaborating on the problems.

Friday's statement said five mujahedeen (Islamic fighters) were on board each plane and their wills will be published soon.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades Headquarters

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:53 PM | Comments |