US Opinion and Commentary

“VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.” — VOA Charter

Showing Archived Posts

IS Takes Control of Historic Palmyra, Alarming Observers

Posted May 21st, 2015 at 12:09 pm (UTC-5)
Comments are closed

With the strategic city now in the hands of the Islamic State, over half of the country is now administered by IS. The immediate fear is that the extremists will destroy Palmyra’s famed ruins of the Roman empire. The larger view, however, strikes at the heart of the current formula to defeat IS.