4 Egyptian Christians held hostage in Libya, says family

4 Egyptian Christians held hostage in Libya, says family

A video released earlier this week by the Daesh’ Libyan branch showed the beheading of another 21 Egyptian Christian hostages.



By (AP)

Published: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 12:56 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:56 PM

Cairo — The relatives of four Coptic Christian hostages held by gunmen in Libya for months are appealing for help from local and Libyan authorities to ensure their safe release

A video released earlier this week by the Daesh’ Libyan branch showed the beheading of another 21 Egyptian Christian hostages.

The four hostages, all members of the same family from the southern Egyptian city of Abu Teeg, were abducted last August while trying to flee the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Wageh Hakim, whose brother and cousins are being held, told The Associated Press on Friday that the four men were separated from friends at a checkpoint.

The four men were working in Tripoli as construction workers when tribal militias overran the capital in August.


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