The ancient Forty Martyrs Armenian Cathedral of Aleppo, Syria, and which was repeatedly attacked by militants, has begun to be restored.
But a large-scale restoration is needed, and this work is expected to take at least two years.
Solely the bell tower of the church was not damaged in the fighting.
The building materials needed for the restoration have been brought.
Local residents—moreover, both the Christian and Muslim communities—have collected some of the money needed for the restoration of this Armenian church.