Thursday, May 19, 2016

Missing EgyptAir Plane MS804: ISIS Threatened to 'Kill France' Just Days Ago in Chilling Video
11:17, 19 MAY 2016
Mirror Online

The Islamic State issued a chilling threat to 'kill France' just days before EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris crashed, with 66 people onboard.

The plane, which was carrying one Brit and 15 French citizens, went missing several hours after departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport last night.

It was confirmed to have crashed en-route to Cairo International this morning, with the Greek Merchant Navy reporting seeing a 'flame in the sky' over the sea.

Only days before the tragedy, ISIS gave a murderous warning to France in an online video showing two young French boys executing a pair of prisoners.

The threat came seven months after terrorists - believed to be with the group - planted a bomb on a Russian jet, causing it to crash in Egypt's Sinai desert, killing all 224 people onboard.

In the horrific online video, one of the gun-wielding boys declares: "I say to France: We will kill you, as you killed our brothers."

He adds: "I was asked to do a favour: to become a martyr. To go to France to expose them and avenge the blood of Muslims."

When asked if he would ever return to his home country, the boy reveals that he would only do so 'to promote Islam'.

"Islam will one day rule the world, with us or without us," he says.

The video, called In The Footsteps of My Father, also shows clips of Paris landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, and an Air France plane.

It concludes by showing the boys shooting the two prisoners dead.

ISIS claim the men - who are blindfolded and wearing orange jumpsuits - are a soldier and spy for the Syrian regime.

They can be seen sitting on the ground before the boys calmly fire one shot each at the men.

The 14-minute long video opens by showing scenes from Paris before moving on to clips of young children - including the two who kill the prisoner - in training.

In one scene, the boys can be seen in a classroom learning maths.

In another, they appear on a target range with the images of various world leaders including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande on the targets.

One of the young French boys fires shots towards the face of Hollande.

The video finishes by showing the execution of the two prisoners by the young boys.

Flight MS804 disappeared from radar 10 miles inside Egyptian air space at 2.30am Cairo time (1.30am BST) today, just hours after departing from Paris at around 11pm.

Reports claim the aircraft crashed near Karpathos, situated about 50 miles east of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean.

A major search and rescue operation has been launched by Egyptian and Greek authorities to find the remains of the plane, which was carrying at least one child and two babies,

Egyptair said the country's prime minister Sherif Ismail had arrived at its Cairo Airport crisis centre and received a detailed briefing.

The airline said the 56 passengers included 30 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis and one each from Britain, Sudan, Chad, Portugal, Algeria, Canada, Belgium, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The tragedy comes after terrorists downed Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 with a homemade bomb over the Sinai desert in October last year.

The plane, travelling to Pulkovo Airport in Russia, disintegrated in mid-air shortly after its departure from Sharm-el-Sheikh International Airport.

The Islamic State claiming responsibility for the crash, which claimed the lives of 217 passengers and seven crew members.

Earlier this week, it emerged that ISIS has declared a state of emergency in its self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria.

Colonel Steve Warren, from the US military, said that officials were monitoring the terror group's declaration to try and better understand what it meant.

Speaking in a Pentagon briefing over telephone from Baghdad, Iraq , he added that ISIS feels threatened and are reportedly moving troops to prepare for a possible attack.

He said: “We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means.

"We know this enemy feels threatened, as they should. They see the Syrian Democratic Forces along with the Syrian Arab Coalition manoeuvre both to their east and to their west."

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