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Egyptian Christians flee Islamic State violence on Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Christians flee Islamic State violence on Sinai Peninsula

Some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of Islamic State would come for them next.

For a fourth day on Sunday, Coptic Christians — one of Egypt’s most vulnerable minorities — sought  safe haven after a series of sectarian killings in and near the town of El Arish, in Egypt’s rugged Sinai Peninsula.

About 95 families have arrived in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, church officials said. Frightened, hungry and tired, they are being sheltered in private homes and — belatedly — at government accommodations in Ismailia, 75 miles east of Cairo.

“There were many killings and threats of further violence,” said Kirollos...

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