Monday, 6 April 2015
ISIS Insurgent Blows Up 80-Year-Old Church In Syria On Easter
According to Syrian State News Agency, the ISIS have blown up an 80-year-old church in Syria's northeastern province of Hassaka on Easter Sunday.
There's been no report of any casualties yet.
Eyewitnesses say the militants had planted explosives inside the Church of the Virgin Mary in Tel Nasri, an Assyrian village in an area where Christian and Kurdish militia have been battling Islamic State.
The militant group, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq, espouses a fiercely purist school of Sunni Islam, deeming many other Muslims to be heretics.
Its fighters have destroyed Shi'ite and Sufi religious sites and also attacked churches.