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Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 00:36

A video purportedly made by Islamic State appears to show the shooting and beheading of about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Pavithra George reports.

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REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO, WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE A video purportedly released by Islamic State claims to show its militants shooting and beheading what appears to be around 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. A militant speaking in the video portrays Christians as crusaders out to kill Muslims. The video shows about 15 men beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size shot in their heads in scrubland. Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the video. The apparent killings were similar to past violence carried out by the extremist group, which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to conflict-ridden Libya.

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Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 00:36