Officials Locate Mass Grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians Executed by ISIS
Kayla KosloskyReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2019 Jan 02
The interior ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) made an announcement on Sunday stating that a mass grave with 34 Ethiopian Christians was found in Libya.
According to Reuters, the grave, which held nearly three dozen Christians who were executed by ISIS in 2015 in it, was found after the department was able to get information from arrested ISIS members.
Reportedly, the Christians in the mass grave are the victims shown in a video that was posted to social media in 2015 that showed them being shot or beheaded.
Reuters reports that in a statement on the CID Facebook page, the department confirmed that the victim’s bodies will be repatriated to Ethiopia after “domestic and international legal procedures are completed.”
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