21 Christians beheaded by Islamic State
16 February, 2015
Egypt has begun airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Libya hours after militants released a video purporting to show the mass beheading of Egyptian Christian hostages , the USA Today reports.
The strikes were announced Monday on state radio by a spokesman for the country's Armed Forces General Command.
Weapons caches and training camps were targeted.

On Sunday, a video purporting to show the mass beheading the hostages by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State group.

video released by the Islamic State purportedly shows militants beheading Christian hostages. There is speculation that these 21 detainees are Egyptian Coptic Christians that were kidnapped weeks ago, the USA Today informs.

In the video, men in orange jumpsuits are shown being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant, AP reported. The men are made to kneel and one militant, dressed differently that the others, addresses the camera in English.

"All crusaders: Safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together," he said. "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood."

The men are then laid face-down and simultaneously beheaded. The militant speaker then pointed northward and said, "We will conquer Rome, by Allah's permission."
Egypt banned all travel to Libya by its citizens in response.