Hundreds of Christians flee as Islamic State violence increases in Egypt
- Dozens of families and more than 200 students fled the province of North Sinai as the Islamic State warned of more attacks against Christians in the country.
- Seven Christians have been killed over the last month in the provincial capital Arish, where the Islamic State is making an insurgent push.
- Militants circulated “death lists” online, forcing Christians to choose between flight or death.
- “Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree” (Reuters | February 2017)
- “Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks” (BBC | February 2017)
- “More than 300 Coptic Christians Flee Egypt’s North Sinai” (Egyptian Streets | February 2017)
(Image Credit: Ahmed Aboulenein/Reuters)