Islamic State DAESH takes control of ancient Palmyra [VIDEO]

DAESH, AKA The Islamic State AKA ISIS AKA ISIL, seized full control of both ancient and modern Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday, just days after it captured a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting momentum is building for the ultra-hardline group. Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following more than four years of civil war against the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad.