An historic Armenian church has been destroyed in Aleppo, Syria.

The Armenian Church of Forty Martyrs dates back to the 15th Century. The Armenian Weekly says it is unclear whether the church was destroyed by shelling or explosives.

“The church was at the centre of Armenian community life in Aleppo, where for centuries religious and cultural initiatives took place,” reports the US-based publication.

Another Armenian church in Aleppo, the Armenian Catholic Cathedral Our Lady of Pity, was destroyed in January, while in September 2014 the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in the city of Deir ez-Zur was also destroyed by IS.