Sinai mosque massacre: 30 ISIS terrorists murdered 305 worshippers, including 27 children
The Muslim terrorists who slaughtered 305 people at a mosque in Egypt yesterday were carrying an ISIS flag and wearing masks, it has been revealed.
Around thirty gunmen created an arena of death around the mosque by blocking off escape routes with burnt-out cars before gunning down the penned-in worshippers in a 20-minute massacre.
The public prosecutor’s office said today the Muslim terrorists, wearing masks and military-style uniforms, surrounded blocked windows and a doorway before setting off a bomb and opening fire with automatic rifles.
‘They numbered between 25 and 30, carrying the Daesh flag and took up positions in front of the mosque door and its 12 windows with automatic rifles,’ the statement explained.
In the meticulously planned attack – the worst Islamist atrocity in Egypt’s modern history – the murderers reportedly gunned down civilians while screaming ‘allahu akbar’, causing them to stampede and jump out of windows to escape.
But when the worshippers – many of whom were Sufis, a mystical Islamic sect despised by Sunni jihadists – fled, they were caught in the trap and massacred.
Twenty-seven children were among the innocents gunned down and blown up.
At least 128 were also hurt during the horrifying bloodshed, according to the state news agency.
The murderers then fled the Al-Rawdah mosque – in Bir al-Abed, near El-Arish on the Sinai Peninsula – before being blown up hours later by Egyptian warplanes.
It is understood that the air strikes took place in mountainous areas around Bir al-Abed, a small village 40km west of North Sinai’s main city Al-Arish, hours after the attack.
At about the same time, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gave a televised address to the nation in which he vowed: “The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force.
“What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism, to destroy our efforts to stop the terrible criminal plan that aims to destroy what is left of our region.”