ISIS militants sentenced to death over killing of 21 Christians in Libya

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An Egyptian court has sentenced ISIS militants to death for killing 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. In this regard, the Egyptian court handed capital punishment to seven ISIS adherents. These suspects had beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.

ISIS militants in Libya

The seven suspects on death row now are believed to be ISIS militants operating ISIS cell in Marsa Matruh. These were also accused of receiving military training at jihadi camps in Libya and Syria. Nevertheless, the number of those convicted involved in beheading of Coptic Christians is unclear yet.

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Furthermore, thirteen more are facing court trail on same charges. Court is scheduled to hand them verdict on November 25. On the other hand, capital punishment verdict handed down to the seven will be reviewed by Egypt’s Grand mufti.

In 2015, terror group Islamic State had released a video, showing 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded for refusing to renounce Christ. The gruesome video was titled “A Message Signed With Blood to the Nation of the Cross.” The video showed mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.

The video showed jihadists in black standing behind each of the captives, who were all dressed in orange jumpsuits. Each victim had their hands cuffed behind them, as they could be seen kneeling on the ground. The five-minute grisly video, also included an English speaking masked- jihadi who says: “The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with your blood.”Soon after the signal, all the victims were pushed to the ground and ferociously beheaded.