Libyan authorities recover bodies of 21 beheaded Christians

Libyan authorities have recovered the bodies of 21 Coptic Christian workers, mostly Egyptians, who in 2015 were beheaded on a beach in the coastal city of Sirte by Islamic State militants, according to a statement issued Saturday by a government-linked anti-IS group.

The beheaded bodies were found with their hands cuffed behind their backs. Twenty of the victims were from Egypt and one was of an unknown African nationality. The remains were being moved to Libya’s western city of Misrata for forensic examinations, according to a statement from the state’s Combat Crime Department.