Ethiopia Mourns Victims of IS Violence

Islamic State militants control large swathes of both Iraq and Syria. (AP photo)

BBC News

April 20th, 2015

Ethiopia has declared three days of mourning following the killing by the Islamic State (IS) of more than 20 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The Libyan branch of IS on Sunday released a video showing one group of men being beheaded on a beach and another group being shot in a desert.

Ethiopia’s government has now confirmed that the people shown being killed were Ethiopian migrant workers.

IS and other jihadist groups are present in several Libyan towns.

Ethiopians have taken to social media to express their shock, anger and grief following the killings, reports the BBC’s Anne Soy.

The country’s parliament is expected to hold an emergency session.

The African Union, the European Union and the US have also expressed their solidarity with Ethiopia.

Read more at BBC News »

Related:
Ethiopia Declares 3 Days of Mourning for Citizens Killed by Islamic State in Libya (VOA)
Ethiopia Condemns Purported Executions in Libya of Christians (AFP)
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya (AP)
ISIS ‘executes’ Ethiopia Christians in Libya (Al-Arabiya‎)
ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya (NY Times)

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