Syrian Forces Take Back Strategic City Of Palmyra From ISIS
The city's recapture now allows Syrian troops to move on to ISIS strongholds to the east.By Ryan Biek | March 27, 2016
Syrian troops have regained most of the city of Palmyra from ISIS.
Palmyra fell under the control of ISIS last May. The capture was a strategic blow to the Syrian regime, as it gave ISIS better access to the country's capital, as well as a large military base within the city.
Palmyra's citizens suffered summary killings under ISIS' rule. But the terrorist group was also able to use the death of civilians caused by Syrian airstrikes as a political tool to shift anger toward the regime.