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Seven Egyptian Christians found dead on Libyan beach
Reuters , Monday 24 Feb 2014
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A general view of security in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli January 25, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya after they were abducted from their apartments, security officials and local residents said, in the second such execution-style killing this year.
 
Three years after the revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's weak government and army is struggling to impose state authority and control brigades of former rebels and Islamist militias in a country awash with weapons.
 
A police officer told Reuters the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east, where assassinations, kidnappings and car bombs are common and Islamist gunmen are active.
 
"They were killed by headshots in execution style," a police officer said. "We don't know who killed them."
 
Local residents and an Egyptian worker, who asked not to be identified because of fears for their security, said unknown gunmen had arrived at the Benghazi building where the Egyptians lived and dragged them away after going door to door asking if residents were Christian or Muslim.
 
Security sources confirmed the Egyptians were Christians. No further details were immediately available about how they were killed or whether they were shot on the beach.
 
No group claimed responsibility. Last month, a British man and a New Zealand woman were shot execution-style on another beach 100 km (60 miles) to the west of the capital Tripoli.
 
The hardline Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia is active in the east of Libya. Its Benghazi branch is listed as a foreign terrorist organization by Washington, which blames the group for the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


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IsaacAbram@outlook.com
25-02-2014 03:26pm
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Shameful Besatiality
It now looks like Christian killing is the new sport for Al Qaida's terrorists in Africa. Today, Boko Haram is boasting about killing 29 defenseless school children in North-eastern Nigeria. Just the other day, they unexpectedly raided a village and killed 100 innocent Christians and now 7 Egyptian Christians are killed in Libya? When will this barbarism stop? and why is no one coming out with condemnation against this horror? Would the international media be so indifferent in its reporting if the victims were other minorities? Shame on the international community for turning a blind eye as heinous crimes like this are being committed.
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Democracia
25-02-2014 11:42am
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Imagine
Imagine... Imagine there's no country It is'nt hard to do nothing to kill or die for AND NO RELIGION TOO imagine all the people living life in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one.... - John Lennon - (assasinated...)
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Abu Saif
24-02-2014 09:40pm
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One day in the future Egypt will have to deal with
The Ikhwan problem in the west same as the Hamas one in the east seems the Brothers hate is all around us these days The guns today used to kill Egyptian police and soldiers come from these people. May God have mercy on the dead and their families and the fires of Satan play with the killers until they reach the final fire they deserve
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expat
24-02-2014 07:20pm
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this would be a good reason to go on war...or dont you care about your citizens?
a normal minded country would latest now go on war towards the killers of its population...at least in a right minded country here again,its egypt,and their leaders are part of the Umma,so coptic egyptians dont count nothing in their mindset! this barabric freaks from the salafeen should be killed and after hanged to watch here in egypt as in lyia, and across the rest of the world,so this freaks cannot touch any decent human any more
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Egyptian
24-02-2014 09:21pm
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The government should be accountable with the safety of its citizens and immigrants. Libya might need help
While the people who committed this crime should be brought to justice, im not sure war is the solution. Also Salifi is technically anyone who folllows the sunnahs of Prophet Mohamed PBUH, brotherhood hood are not Salafis and extremist Salafis compared to normal Salifis is like the brotherhood compared to Egyptians. It is gut wrenching what happened to these Egyptians and Libya needs to provide protection and safety to its citizens and immigrants.
mido
24-02-2014 08:09pm
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You are a savage
What parallel universe do you inhabit? No country goes to war over such an incident. i suspect you are a religious radical of the kind that enjoys anti-Islamic films and the burning of Islam's Holy Book. Please understand that this kind of religious conflict baiting will get us nowhere fast. It is not just groups of Muslims that spew hateful sentiment. There are plenty of Copts who despise Muslims, attack them with propaganda in foreign countries, claim Egypt as "their country" and describe Egyptian Muslims as occupiers, and make despicible movies about Islam.
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Aly Sadek-Canada
24-02-2014 06:02pm
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The Nation...
IT SHOULD BE : Islamist militants THUGS..a division of the BROTHERHOOD
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