90 Miles From Tyranny : Here’s Why ISIS Murdered 305 Fellow Muslims in Egypt

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Here’s Why ISIS Murdered 305 Fellow Muslims in Egypt

On Saturday, the death toll of the deadliest terror attack in Egypt’s history rose to 305, while the country’s army started a new large-scale offensive against the local Islamic State group branch Wilayat Sinai.

The day before, a group of heavily armed terrorists waving the black Islamic State group’s flag arrived at a mosque packed with worshipers in Bir al-Abed, which is west of El Arish in the northern part of the Sinai desert, and started shooting in all directions. Though no group has officially claimed responsibility for the attack, many observers believe the terrorists were affiliated with Wilayat Sinai.

Thereafter, the terrorists detonated a bomb and continued shooting at survivors who wanted to escape the carnage.

The Times of Israel reported the jihadists arrived in “five all-terrain vehicles and positioned themselves at the main door and the facility’s 12 windows before opening fire.”

At least 27 children were among those killed, while another 128 people were wounded in the massacre, according to local media.

“They also shot at the ambulances,” an eyewitness told Jerusalem Online.

Other eyewitnesses said children screamed in terror as the barbaric terrorists shouted “Allahu akbar” during the deadly shooting spree.

The terrorists later began systematically liquidating people who were wounded in the attack, the eyewitnesses told The Associated Press.

“Everyone lay down on the floor and kept their heads down. If you raised your head you get shot,” Mansour, a Sufi Muslim who attended the prayer services in the al-Rawdah mosque, told the AP.

“The shooting was random and hysterical at the beginning, and then became more deliberate: whoever they weren’t sure was dead or still breathing was shot dead,” he added.

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