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ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.
According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox Church, the video is real and the Islamic State did kill all 21 Egyptian Christians.
In the video, which appeared first on Twitter, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach. Then, they forced the captives down onto their knees and beheaded the men.
A caption on the five-minute video read: “The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.”
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