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Islamic State Posts Video of Man It Says Was Egypt Church Bomber
US News ^ | 2/19/17 | Ali Abdelaty

Posted on 02/19/2017 12:56:13 PM PST by markomalley

Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo.

The masked man in battle-dress, whom the group identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, is seen encouraging militants all over the world not to give up and promising Islamists jailed in Egypt they will be freed soon, when the group "liberates" Cairo.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had already identified the bomber as a 22-year-old student called Mahmoud Shafik, and it is believed Abu Abdallah al-Masri was his assumed name. He had been detained for two months in 2014 before joining an Islamic State cell in Sinai, the government said.

"Finally, to my brothers in captivity: rejoice, you believers, do not falter or grieve. I swear to God we will very soon liberate Cairo and free you from captivity. We will come bearing explosives, I swear we will, so rejoice you believers," he said in the video.

At least 28 people, mostly women and children, were killed in December when a bomb exploded in a chapel adjoining St Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic papacy.

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TOPICS: Egypt; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/19/2017 12:56:14 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

We need to bury them all

2 posted on 02/19/2017 1:23:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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