ISIS Claims Massacre of Ethiopian Christians in New Video

ISIS Claims Massacre of Ethiopian Christians in New Video

Nearly thirty men seen beheaded in gruesome clip.

Published April 19, 2015

A new video from the Islamic State (ISIS) appears to show the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya, Al Jazeera News reports.

The 29-minute clip was released online on Sunday (April 19)and shows two groups of captives, one said to be held by an ISIS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south. 

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A masked fighter delivers a statement at the start of the video, followed by footage of the captives in the south being shot to death and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach. “Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap,” he says, looking at the camera. “To the nation of the cross, we are now back again.” The video then switches between footage of the two apparent massacres.

The footage bore the official logo of the ISIS media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous videos released by the group, notes the Associated Press.

A text on the screen identifies the men as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church." 

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(Photo: Militant video via AP)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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