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Islamic State blows up 80-year-old Syrian church

Islamic State insurgents blew up an 80-year-old church in Syria's north-eastern province of Hassaka on Easter Sunday, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

SANA, which did not report any casualties, said the militants had planted explosives inside the Church of the Virgin Mary in Tel Nasri, an Assyrian village in an area where Christian and Kurdish militia have been battling Islamic State.

Islamic State controls the village, the news agency said on Monday.

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