Remains of 1500 years old Monastery of St. Elian in Quaryatayn after Liberation from ISIL
The Monastery of St. Elian was a Syrian Catholic monastery near the town of Quaryatayn in Homs province. It was destroyed on August 2015 by ISIL Takfiri terrorists. ISIL released images showing the demolition of the monastery. St. Elian Monastery housed a 5th-century tomb and served as a major pilgrimage site. Parts of the monastery, including the foundations, were 1,500 years old.