Prospect that bomb destroyed plane raises specter of expanding ISIS threat

November 7, 2015 12:49 AM

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Prospect that bomb destroyed plane raises specter of expanding ISIS threat

The hardening prospect that a Russian airliner was brought down over the Sinai Peninsula by a terrorist bomb is raising concerns that the threat from the Islamic State has dramatically expanded, and it points to the potentially deadly role of insurgents around the world who have allied themselves with the militant group.

Rising fear that a Russian plane packed with tourists was targeted by terrorists deepened Friday with French reports that the flight’s black boxes contained the sound of an explosion. That news followed Russia’s suspension of all flights into Egypt, a clear signal that the Kremlin, which had been re...

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