The White House has condemned “in the strongest terms” the mass murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya claimed by Islamic State.

A spokeswoman said Sunday, “That these terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith lays bare the terrorists’ vicious senseless brutality.”

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She said the killings show the urgent need for a political settlement to the chaos in Libya, and a unified rejection of terrorist groups.

Militants from the so-called Islamic State stand behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Libya, in this still image from an undated video posted to a social media website on April 19, 2015.

In claiming responsibility for the massacre, Islamic State group posted a graphic video showing men kneeling on a beach and beheaded. Others are shot in the back of the head.

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It is similar to a February video showing Islamic State militants cutting off the heads of Egyptian Christians.

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