ISIS Makes Gains on Syria-Iraq Border

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isis syriaIslamic State militants have occupied the last government-controlled crossing on the Syria and Iraq border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. Government forces fled the crossing, known as al-Tanf or al-Waleed in Iraq, giving ISIS control of half of Syria’s entire territory, according to the monitoring group.

The takeover follows Thursday’s loss of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and its 2,000-year-old ruins and the recent seizure of the Iraq city of Ramadi in the western Anbar province. Read more at the BBC.

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