Egyptian Christian boy recounts horror of father’s killing
21 June 2017 | 9:14 am
Ten-year-old Mina Habib witnessed his father getting killed by Islamic State militants when they ambushed a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in Minya in southern Egypt last month.
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