ISIL Militants in Syria Destroy Christian Church on Easter Sunday / Sputnik International
Militants from the Islamic State blew up the Church of the Virgin Mary in northeastern Syria on Sunday morning, Syrian Arab News Agency reports.
The church, located in the village of Tal Nasri, Hasakah province, was blown up as Syrian Christians celebrated the Easter holiday. Local sources told SANA that militants destroyed the church via explosives planted inside.
The Church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1934, and underwent a restoration in 2005. The church was one of three in the area, which has recently been overrun by ISIL militants.