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  • Wednesday ,17 February 2016
العربية

Upper Egyptians mourn death of Copts murdered in Libya

By-thecairopost

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Wednesday ,17 February 2016

Upper Egyptians mourn death of Copts murdered in Libya

The Virgin Mary Church in Samalout held Tuesday a memorial service for the 20 Copts who were murdered last year in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State group in Libya.The Virgin Mary Church in Samalout held Tuesday a memorial service for the 20 Copts who were murdered last year in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State group in Libya.

The Coptic Egyptians, who had traveled to Libya in search of work, had been kidnapped in January 15; a video showing their execution near the Libyan city of Sirte was released Feb. 14, 2015. Cairo responded the next day with airstrikes targeting Islamic State strongholds in Libya.