British intelligence claims that the Russian jet liner that exploded over Egypt was destroyed by a terrorist device. Putin is upset at this disclosure as it may indicate that his intervention in Syria is responsible for the deaths of 224 civilians.
British spies intercepted intelligence suggesting the Sinai air disaster was caused by an Islamic State bomb, it emerged last night.Story here.
It prompted the Government to immediately ground flights to the resort, and they could be suspended for weeks – leaving 130,000 Britons who have booked winter sun trips in limbo.
[...]Such a development would be a political disaster for Moscow, which would face allegations it failed to protect its own citizens.