ISIS Gains Ground In Iraq And Syria
ISIS is expanding its control of territory in Iraq and Syria. The militants have now seized the last Syrian-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq.
There are also reports that ISIS has overrun another town in Iraq’s western Anbar province, less than a week after taking control of Ramadi, the provincial capital.
Concerns are mounting about the famous archaeological site at Palmyra in Syria, which ISIS seized a couple of days ago.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND, about what the gains in territory mean for Iraq and Syria.
- Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND. He tweets @sethgjones.