Ethiopia mourns victims of Islamic State killings in Libya
Addis Ababa – Ethiopia has started three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers – most thought to be Ethiopian Christians – in Libya.
The Libyan branch of IS on Sunday released videos of the men being beheaded and another group being shot.
The killings have been condemned in Ethiopia and throughout the world.
IS and other jihadist groups are active in many towns in Libya, which has been torn by civil conflict since last year.
The brother of one of those killed described the killers as “animals… outside of all humanity”.
Ethiopia’s government has confirmed that the people shown being killed in the IS videos were Ethiopian migrant workers.
However the Jerusalem Post reported that three of those killed were Eritreans who had previously sought asylum in Israel.