BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The remains of the 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) will be returned to Egypt, Al-Youm Al-Sabe reported on Monday.
“The Office of the Prosecutor General in Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, will monitor the transportation of the remains of the victims who were executed in the city of Sirte,” the representative of Libyan criminal investigation Ali Mahmoud told the publication.
According to him, the remains of the Coptic Christians will be delivered to Cairo via “Libyan Airlines”.
In February 2015, the Islamic State executed the captured Egyptian Christians who arrived in neighboring Libya for work. The terrorists ruthlessly beheaded the 21 Egyptian workers and later published the video clips on the Internet.
After this incident, tens of thousands of Egyptians who worked in Libya hastily left the country.
Later it was reported that the security forces of Libya detained the alleged perpetrators of this execution, who reported the burial places of the bodies of the victims.
The investigators checked the information and found the remains of the executed Coptic Christians in the suburb of Sirte, which had previously been occupied by the terrorist group.
The remains were transferred to forensic experts Misrata.
Sources: RIA, Al-Youm Al-Sabe