86 Eritrean Christians heading to Europe kidnapped in Libya

News just reaching Pulse, says a truck carrying 100 people on their way to Europe in war torn Libya, was waylaid and the Christians kidnapped by ISIS militants.

86 Eritrean Christians heading to Europe kidnapped in Libya.

Speaking to Libya Herald,Meron Estafanos, of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees, said “There were about 12 Eritrean Muslims and some Egyptians. They put them in another truck and they put 12 Eritrean women Christians in a smaller pick-up”.

An escapee said that the ISIS militants ambushed the truck and asked passengers who were Muslims to identify themselves. After been quizzed to ascertain their religion, the Muslims were let go.

Estafanos added that 'Ever since the kidnapping by ISIS in Libya last February, many are taking different routes. Some go from Khartoum to Turkey, then Greece. Others are now leaving via Khartoum to Cairo, then Alexandria and from there by boat to Italy. I think we will see an increase towards Turkey and Cairo instead of Libya.'

You will recall that ISIS promised to kill Christians except they convert to Islam.

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