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ISIS seizes Armenian church in Raqqa
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BEIRUT: An Armenian church in the city of Raqqa has been taken over by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, according to activists.

The Al-Qaeda affiliate has turned Martyrs’ Church into a proselytizing center, according to opposition sources, and replaced a cross above the church with an ISIS banner.

Members of the group had earlier vandalized two churches in the city, provoking demonstrations against the move by local residents.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 05, 2013, on page 8.
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