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Trump condemns killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt

29 May 2017, 04:10 | Mandy Simon

Masked gunmen in pickup trucks attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Cairo, killing at least 28 people including children, officials said.

"The mission of the terrorists is done in Syria, and now they are moving on to Egypt".

"We take pride to die while holding on to our faith", he said in a television interview aired late Saturday.

Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

Egypt responded to the attack, the fourth since December by IS to target Christians, with airstrikes against what the military says are bases in eastern Libya in which the militants have been trained.

A Libyan air force statement said: "The operation was a success and the losses of the Al-Qaeda terrorists were heavy in casualties and equipment". The attacks left over 75 dead and scores wounded.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made the remarks on Saturday during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

SITE Intel Group said that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on the bus.


This is the third major attack against Egypt's small Christian community in the past six months.

The Coptic Christians were traveling Friday to St. Samuel the Confessor, around 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of the city of Minya, when they came under fire, the Interior Ministry said.

He also appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump to lead the global war against terror.

Last month, el-Sissi declared a three-month state of emergency following twin suicide bombings that struck two churches north of Cairo on Palm Sunday.

"They chose death", said Makarios, who has been an outspoken critic of the government's handling of anti-Christian violence in Minya, where Christians account for more than 35 percent of the population, the highest anywhere in Egypt.

Trump, attending the G-7 meeting in Sicily, said the US would stand with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who vowed to strike back at the training bases of Islamic State militants suspected of waging the attacks.

But it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State, which has been spearheading an insurgency that has carried out deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and, increasingly, on the country's mainland.

In December an IS suicide bomber attacked another church in Cairo, killing 29 people.



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