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French intelligence warned the nation of ISIS attack a week before EgyptAir accident

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    The head of France's internal intelligence agency had warned the country was being 'clearly targeted' by ISIS a week before the Paris to Cairo flight took off.

    EgyptAir Flight MS804 has gone missing over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board amid reports of a merchant ship captain having seen a 'flame in the sky'.

    An Egyptian civil aviation authority spokesman has said the plane, with 15 French passengers and one Briton on board - most likely crashed into the sea.

    The cause of the disaster remains unknown but it comes seven months after a bomb blew up a Russian airliner over the Sinai desert, killing all 224 people on board.

    ISIS later revealed images of a soda can bomb which they claimed to have used to bring the Metrojet plane down.

    It has now emerged that Patrick Calvar, the head of France's DGSI agency, told a parliamentary committee on national defence in Paris on May 10 that ISIS was planning 'a new form of attack'.

    France was targeted twice last year - with the Charlie Hebdo attack in January and the Paris attacks in November - and the French security forces are on a state of high alert.

    Mr Calvar was quoted in The Local as saying:
    We risk being confronted with a new form of attack: a terrorist campaign characterised by leaving explosive devices in places where big crowds gather, multiplying this type of action to create a climate of panic.
    He made no mention of attacks on aircraft but said he believed France was 'the country most threatened' by ISIS, which is often known as Daesh, and also warned that Al-Qaeda remained a threat and was champing at the bit to 'restore its image' as a major player, especially in the Maghreb and the Arabian peninsula.

    Mr Calvar said while last November's attacks in Paris that killed 130 people were conducted by suicide bombers and jihadists armed with Kalashnikovs, a new form of attack was possible.

    It may be several weeks or even months before it is known what brought down Flight MS804 but Mr Calvar's comments will increase fears of spectators with less than a month to go before the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament in France.

    Mr Calvar said:
    We know that Daesh is planning new attacks using fighters in the area, taking routes which facilitate access to our territory and that France is clearly targeted.
    He said ISIS had suffered military setbacks in Syria and Iraq and wanted to take revenge on members of the coalition, including France, which were behind the air strikes on ISIS targets.

    Mr Calvar said while last November's attacks in Paris that killed 130 people were conducted by suicide bombers and jihadists armed with Kalashnikovs, a new form of attack was possible.

    It's not that hard to predict an ISIS attack...

    I predict an ISIS attack will occur in the next 3 months, somewhere in Europe.

    It hasn't been confirmed whether it was done by ISIS or not. What i'm confused about is why arent there parachutes on the planes or the safety of mid-air flight accidents improved over the years? Of course not all passengers would survive but at least one survivor from the incident. I thought after 9/11 airport security would improve? 9/11 attackers smuggled a knife but today someone smuggled a bomb ffs. Rest in peace to those 66 souls they dont deserve death. what do you guys think? same story as the malaysian airliner?
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