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Remains of Libya massacre victims to arrive this week: church

Tuesday 13/March/2018 - 04:20 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Father Makar Issa، a priest from Al-Our village، Smalout، said on Tuesday that the remains of the bodies of the victims in 2015 ISIS massacre in Libya، which left 20 Coptic Christians beheaded، will arrive for a final resting place in the village this week.

Issa told Sada Elbalad that it is not clear yet how the Diocese of Samalut in Upper Egypt’s Minya will receive the remains of the victims.

in February 2015، propaganda video released by ISIS، claiming to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach.

The highly produced video showed an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims، who are all are dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them.

In October 2017، The Libyan security forces announced they found the bodies of Coptic Christians in the city of Sirte، the Egyptian authorities later said they will conducting DNA tests on the remains to help identify them and link them to their relatives.

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