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.”
She said the killings show the urgent need for a political settlement to the chaos in Libya, and a unified rejection of terrorist groups.
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.
It is similar to a February video showing Islamic State militants cutting off the heads of Egyptian Christians.