Bomb Confirmed to Have Caused Russian Plane Crash

Russian officials announced today that they have determined that the Russian passenger plane which crashed, killing 224, was brought down by a homemade explosive. The Russian government has offered a $50 million reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the members of the group that plotted the attack. The announcement coincides with an increased frequency of airstrikes carried out by Russian planes against the Islamic state. The following visualizations show maps of where ISIS recruits come from and what ISIS’s global strategy is, as well as to put the deaths in context by showing a history of airplane deaths throughout the years.

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