From Rudaw (Kurdish media network)
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Islamic State, or ISIS, has blown up on Monday an historic Christian church in Mosul known as the Mother of Aid.
Saeed Mamuzini, media officer of the Mosul branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party(PDK), told Rudaw the jihadists also killed four children who were near the church at the time of its destruction.
Mamuzin said the church was located in central of Mosul dates back to thousands of years.
Mosul fell in early June after the rapid capitulation by the Iraqi military, whose members reportedly abandoned their posts as the jihadists advanced.
After one year of controlling Mosul, the Islamic State has blown up many mosques and churches. In early March, it was reported that ISIS militants used explosives to demolish the much-loved 19th century Hamo mosque, deeming it sacrilegious.