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Russia: U.S. suspension of operations in Syria's Raqqa allowed IS to take Palmyra
December 12, 2016 / 2:34 PM / a year ago

Russia: U.S. suspension of operations in Syria's Raqqa allowed IS to take Palmyra

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States’ decision to suspend active operations in Syria’s Raqqa had allowed Islamic State militants to redeploy to the ancient city of Palmyra, RIA news agency quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Christian Lowe

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