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IS Militants Destroy Christian Monastery in Syria

Syrian activists say Islamic State militants have destroyed an ancient Christian monastery in the central province of Homs. Photographs posted on social media show bulldozers destroying parts of the St. Elian Monastery near the city of Qaryatain, which was seized by IS militants earlier this month. Scores of Christian families fled Qaryatain as Islamic State fighters advanced on the city. The militant group kidnapped about 230 town residents, including dozens of Christians. The...

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