IS beheads 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians

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Cairo The Islamic State group released a shocking video on Sunday showing the beheading of Egyptian Christians. The video was confirmed by the jihadis. The said that the hostages were captured in Libya.

The footage released online shows handcuffed hostages wearing orange jumpsuits being beheaded by their black-suited captors on a seashore in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

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In the latest issue of the IS online magazine Dabiq, the group said 21 Egyptian hostages were being held, and pictures showed a similar background.

The video, titled “A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross”, has a scrolling caption in the first few seconds saying it is directed at “People of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian Church”.

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