Earlier this week, a video showing young Iraqi Muslim volunteers repairing a church that was partially destroyed by the so-called Islamic State (or Daesh) in Mosul went viral. 

Irfaa Sawtak (Raise your Voice,) a news and media platform based in the Middle East, posted the video on their Facebook page, garnering 2.5 million views at the time of writing.  

"There is no difference between Christians and Muslims. We are inviting our Christian brethren to come back to their homes and churches. Mosul is big enough for all of us," one of the volunteers is heard saying. 

The young Iraqis are planning to repair other churches in the area in the coming weeks. 

Muslim youths install a new cross on top of a 105 year-old Chaldean church

Iraq is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. 

But it was heavily targetted by IS militants in Mosul, which forced many to flee the city

The extremist group declared Mosul a caliphate for over three years, taking control and destroying most of the city's landmarks. 

The terrorist organization was later on defeated and ousted in July this year by Iraqi fighters.  

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Comments came flooding in with support messages for the volunteers. 

"This is one of the strongest messages for all countries"

"Good job... No difference between Muslims and Christians"

"May Christians return to their homes safely... We're all brothers"

"Good job and may God bless you"

"We're all human"