July 7, 2015 - 18:08 AMT
Armenian church in Syria’s Tell Abyad town turned into prison

The number of Christian minorities of Syria is gradually decreasing because of the ongoing war. Few people from the local Christian Armenians still live there, while the Armenian church of Tell Abyad town was turned into a prison, according to A1+.

Syrians in Tell Abyad are now free from the rule of the Islamic State, but the number of Christians, once amounting to 6000, has significantly decreased.

First, the rebels invaded the city and plundered it, and then the jihadists came. In 2012, as the Kurdish service of Voice of America said, the church was turned into a prison, where hundreds of Christians were detained and beheaded.

The church building currently stands safe, although empty. Its destiny is unknown.