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U.S. points finger at pro-Russian rebels
ABC News- Intelligence officials in the United States said Friday that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday was launched from inside Ukraine in an area controlled by Russian Separatists.
There is nothing that definitively links Russia to the training of those who launched the missile, U.S. officials told ABC News.
The officials said that based on preliminary intelligence, they believe the missile was an SA-11 and that they have reports showing an explosion in the air following the missile launch.
Intelligence and analysis of the situation determined that it was a single surface-to-air missile that struck the Boeing 777-200 aircraft while at cruising altitude, a U.S. official told ABC News on Thursday. It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it, the official added.