ISIS Militants Remove Crosses, Burn Mnauscripts In A 4th-Century Syriac Catholic Monastery

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Syriac Catholic Monastery
Syriac Catholic Monastery

Three months after a 4th-century Syriac Catholic monastery was taken over by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, confirmation has been received that the monastery has been desecrated, according to a Fides news agency report.

Islamic State forces have burned ancient manuscripts, removed crosses, and written graffiti on the walls of Mar Behnam Monastery, according to the report.