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Islamic State video claims to show more Christian deaths

By AP Reporter

Published 20/04/2015

A video released by Islamic State extremists appears to show the killing of two groups of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The 29-minute film, released online, shows two groups of captives.

It claimed one group was being held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by a faction in the south.

A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach.

It was not immediately clear who the captives were.

It mirrored a film released in February showing militants beheading 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach, and underscores the chaos gripping the country.

Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, made a "visit of condolence" to Egypt over the murders.

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