Two Isis fighters wielding guns approached their target. Bahgat Zakhar, 58, was an Egyptian Copt on a “kill list” and the terrorists had been tracking him for days.
They were unfazed by the heavy presence of the Egyptian security forces deployed across Arish, the largest town in north Sinai. Bewildered, the polite veterinary surgeon stood up to shake the hands of the jihadists. They rammed him into the concrete terrace. “Repent, infidel. Convert and save yourself,” one of the men said, pressing the gun barrel to Mr Zakhar’s temple and forcing him to his knees.Continue Reading