By Katie Mansfield
The unnamed ISIS leader told a jihadi magazine: “We are warning you to stay away from Christian gatherings, as well as the gatherings of the army and the police, and the areas that have political government facilities.”
Attacks have forced at least 175 families to flee North Sinai with president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launching a major crackdown on Islamist extremists.
Last month Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency after the Palm Sunday bombings.
Religious minorities are increasingly targeted by Sunni Islamist militants, posing a challenge to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has pledged to protect them as part of his campaign against extremism.
Last month Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency after the Palm Sunday bombings
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to protect religious minorities
Militants have stormed Christians homes and shot men dead in front of their families, with others murdered on their way to work.
At least six Coptic Christians have been killed in Sinai’s largest city El-Arish in recent weeks forcing Christian families to leave.
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