The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by ISIS militants in Libya’s Sirte in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, the Department of Criminal Investigations of the Central Region (DCICR) reported on Monday.
The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested ISIS members.
“The bodies will be repatriated to Ethiopia once internal and international legal procedures are completed” the DCICR said.
In October 2017, Libyan authorities located the burial place of the Egyptian Copts who were beheaded by ISIS together with the Ethiopian Christians.
20 Egyptian Copts were handed over to the Egyptian government on May 14, 2018 after taking DNA samples.
A horrific video posted on social media in April 2015 appeared to show ISIS militants beheading the Christians on a beach.
ISIS took control of Sirte in 2015 and lost the city in December 2016 to Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous forces.
The burial place of the Ethiopian Christians