The Guardian reports the Egyptian guest workers were abducted from the Libyan city of Sirte during two raids in December and January, apparently "in revenge for" two women allegedly imprisoned by Coptics for converting to Islam.
Earlier this week, Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb told the hostages' families that the government would "spare no efforts to protect its sons and defend their rights," Daily News Egypt reports.
Egyptian TV channels airing portions of latest ISIS execution vid. Widespread shock at the brutal killings of Coptic Christians in Libya.— Alex Ortiz (@azortiz) February 15, 2015
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