ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

An ISIS fighters stands in the rubble of St. Elian monastery, an Assyrian monastery from the 5th century, after it has been destroyed.

August 2015 (AINA) -- Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6 (AINA 2015-08-07). An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain before it fell to ISIS. Related: Attacks on Assyrians in ...