Israeli intelligence intercepts were reportedly being used by American and British intelligence agencies in order to assess the fate of the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last week, CNN reported on Sunday.
The report quoted a US official briefed on the intelligence, as well as a diplomatic source, who told the TV network that Israeli intelligence officials provided American and British intelligence agencies with intercepted communications between Islamic State terrorists about the crash.
Israeli sources refused to comment on the matter to CNN.
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The Egyptian team investigating the crash told Reuters on Sunday they were “90 percent sure” the noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by a bomb.
“The indications and analysis so far of the sound on the black box indicate it was a bomb, ” said the Egyptian investigation team member. “We are 90 percent sure it was a bomb.”