The Armenian church in Deir ez-Zor that was destroyed by the Islamic state has been included in CNN-formed list of 19 greatest monuments lost in conflict.
The Armenian complex that includes a church and a museum was a memorial site to 1.5 million killed between 1915 and 1923. Deir ez-Zor became a destination for pilgrims from around the world, the article says.
The list also includes the ancient city of Palmyra, Nimrud in Iraq, Citadel of Aleppo, Great Mosque of Samarra, the Great Mosque of Aleppo and other sites.
The Armenian Church in Deir Zor was built in 1989-1990, and consecrated a year later. A genocide memorial and a museum housing remains of the victims of the genocide was subsequently constructed in the church compound.