Middle East

Egypt’s Christians Flee Terror in North Sinai Security Void

A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt on Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

ISMAILIA, Egypt—After Islamic terrorists barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said...




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