Malaysia condemns ISIS killing of 21 Egyptians

Egyptian Christians hold placards during a protest against the killing of Egyptian Coptic Christians by militants in Libya associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in Cairo on Feb 16, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Egyptian Christians hold placards during a protest against the killing of Egyptian Coptic Christians by militants in Libya associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in Cairo on Feb 16, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia has strongly condemned the recent killing of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by terrorists associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement on Wednesday that the killings were utterly deplorable.

"The Government of Malaysia expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the families of the victims.

"May they have the strength and courage in this difficult time," he added.

Anifah said Malaysia remained in solidarity with Egypt as well as the international community of nations in combatting any form of terrorism and extremism.

The ISIS on Monday posted a video showing the beheading of the 21 Egyptians.