In screenshots from a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State titled "The Necks Cutting," ISIS militants execute "apostates" in with beheadings, bombs, and guns in the desert lands of "Wilayat Sayna," Egypt. The video
was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 12. Mokhtar Awad
, a George Washington University-based researcher, tweeted at the video's release: "There's a new Wilayat Sinai video but on their targeting of Sinai civilians "spies". Graphic. No mention of church." Awad's tweet refers to yesterday's bombing of St. Peter's Church, next to the main Coptic church, in central Cairo. According to Al-Jazeera
, 25 people were killed when the bomb was either "lobbed" or "placed" in the church. ISIS has not claimed the attack, but ISIS sympathizers celebrated the attack online, reports terrorism analyst Michael S. Smith II.
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