Saturday, March 04, 2017

Hundreds of Copts in flight from Sinai peninsula after murders, threats of Coptic Christians have fled from their homes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula after a series of targeted murders by Islamic extremists, the AsiaNews service reports.

Seven Christians have been killed in the region in the past ten days, following a public threat by a group with ties to the Islamic State. 

Some Christians’ homes have been torched; others have received death threats. 

Refugees from the Sinai peninsula are seeking shelter in Cairo and Suez, while survivors are relating stories about the murders they witnessed.

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