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Libya to return remains of 20 Egyp­tians behead­ed by Islam­ic State

Men in orange jump­suits pur­port­ed to be Egypt­ian Chris­tians held cap­tive
by the Islam­ic State (IS) kneel in front of armed men along a beach
said to be near Tripoli on Feb­ru­ary 15, 2015.
Pic­ture: Social media via Reuters
Mis­ra­ta, Libya — Libya will return to Egypt on Mon­day the bod­ies of 20 Egypt­ian Chris­tians killed in 2015 by Islam­ic State in its for­mer Libyan strong­hold of Sirte, a Libyan secu­ri­ty offi­cial said.

The bod­ies were recov­ered in Octo­ber after the area where they were buried was recap­tured from the jihadist group.
The Cop­tic Chris­tians were behead­ed on a beach in Feb­ru­ary 2015 wear­ing orange jump­suits, accord­ing to a video post­ed by Islam­ic State.
Their bod­ies will be flown from the west­ern city of Mis­ra­ta to Egypt, a Libyan offi­cial said, adding that one vic­tim was from Ghana.
Islam­ic State took con­trol of Sirte in 2015 and lost the city late last year to local forces backed by US air strikes.

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