A group with links to al-Qaeda set fire on June 19 to al-Wahdah Syriac church in Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting.

SANA, citing information from “an official source”, reported the responsible group is “an armed group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra”.

The United Nations has declared al-Nusra to be an alias for al-Qaeda in Syria, and the United States has designated it as a terrorist organization.

Earlier, terrorists seriously damaged a Catholic church in Deir Ezzor with a car bomb.