CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian civil aviation official said on Saturday a Saudi airliner had been hijacked over Egypt and ordered to fly to Damascus.
``Saudi flight 115 from Jeddah to London told the control tower just after leaving Egyptian airspace at 2:55 p.m. (1255 GMT) local time that he was hijacked and that the hijackers demanded that they go to Damascus,'' the official said.
The official said the plane had entered Greek airspace, but that the pilot had radioed the Cairo control tower.
He said radio contact with the plane, a Boeing 777-200, was lost after that.
The Cairo office of Saudi Arabian Airlines had no immediate comment on the news.
The Egyptian official said Cairo had informed the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority of the incident
It's likely that the terrorist act is somehow linked to the Jew-Palestinian conflict detonated recently in Palestinian State. Muslim lunatics around the world announced "Jihad" (wholly war) to Israel and all of its supporters. Most recent victims of the announcement became 17 US Navy sailors who were blown apart in the suicidal attack on USS Cole destroyer resting in the port of Yemen.
Analysts predict more casualties from religious extremists soon.