Coptic Christian Samir Mujeed weeps as he holds the photo of his 23-year-old son, Girgis Samir, who was abducted in Libya, in front of the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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ISIS' branch in Libya has claimed the abduction of 21 Christians, activists reported Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country.A spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry confirmed to AFP in Cairo that 20 Egyptians had been abducted in two separate incidents in neighboring Libya.A source close to the Libyan government said on January 3 that Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia had kidnapped the 20 men in the city of Sirte over several days.In February, the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians who had been shot were found near Libya's second city Benghazi, parts of which are held by Islamist militias.
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