MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants have burnt down one of the oldest Armenian churches in Mosul, northern Iraq, BasNews reports.

Saed Mamuzini, a KDP official from the city, told BasNews, “IS insurgents continue to torch and destroy public places, people’s homes and shrines.”

“They systematically destroy homes and shrines on a daily basis,” said Mamuzini.

The torched church is in the Wahda neighborhood of the city.

“The church belongs to the Armenian Christians and was regularly used for worship,” added Mamuzini.

When insurgents took control of Mosul in June 2014, Armenians and Christians fled to the provinces of the Kurdistan Region.

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