Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery Razed

ISIS militants have destroyed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, the AP reported Wednesday. Satellite photos obtained by the AP show St. Elijah’s Monastery on the outskirts of Mosul has been completely leveled after surviving attacks for 1,400 years. The 27,000-square-foot religious building has joined a list of more than 100 religious and historic sites in Iraq and Syria that have been destroyed at the hands of the terror group. “Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust,” said imagery analyst Stephen Wood. “They destroyed it completely.”