ISIS demolishes Assyrian church in culture-rich Nineveh, Iraq

Islamic State has demolished an Assyrian church in Karmlis, a town outside Mosul, Iraq. The group used multiple charges inside the building, which joins dozens of other Assyrian churches and prized archaeological heritage sites in Nineveh Governorate.

The terrorists “detonated a number of explosive devices inside the church on Sunday afternoon,” according to human rights activist Ghazi Shamoun, who spoke to ARA News. “The church was completely destroyed.”