Libya exhumed bodies of 34 Ethiopian christians beheaded by ISIS

by Engidu Woldie

ESAT News (December 24, 2018)

Libyan authorities said today that they have exhumed the bodies of 34 Ethiopian christians murdered by ISIS in April 2015.

Reuters quoted Libya’s interior ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as saying on its Facebook page that the mass grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested IS members.

In April 2015, ISIS released a video showing Ethiopian christians being shot and beheaded on a beach, sending shock waves across the globe and taking Ethiopians to the street to denounce the terrorist group.

The video subtitle reads: ‘worshippers of the cross belonging to the hostile Ethiopian church.’

The report said the mass grave was found near the coastal city of Sirte.

The bodies will be send to Ethiopia and gives closure to the family and loved ones of the deceased.

Thousands of Africans take the perilous journey to Libya to Libya in hopes reaching Europe but the journeys of many cut short as they fell in the hands of ISIS that controls vast territories.