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Egypt: mass exodus

Hundreds of Christians left the Egyptian town of Al-Arish in northern Sinai after the third Copt in a week was gunned down on 23 February, reportedly by militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS).

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Funeral of Saied Hakim & his son | photo: WWM

The mass exodus comes after three Coptic Christians were killed in what appears to be the work of militants making good on IS threats issued on a 19 February video promising to rid the country of ‘idolaters’. The latest slaying was the seventh killing of a Copt in Sinai in a month.