Palmyra Falls Under ISIS Control, Threatening Ancient Ruins
Palmyra has fallen under ISIS control, setting the extremist group up for possible attacks on both Homs and Damascus and threatening ancient ruins.By Jake Godin | May 21, 2015
Palmyra is now in the hands of ISIS. (Video via YouTube / Robert Zysk, Esq.)
The ancient city of Palmyra, and its modern counterpart Tadmur, have both fallen under control of ISIS after a week-long battle with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The loss of both Palmyra and, earlier, Sukhnah to the east is a strategic blow to the Syrian regime, and gives ISIS better access to both the cities of Homs and Syria’s capital, Damascus.