While million dollar a piece missiles were hurled from billion dollar Navy destroyers, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic areas near Palmyra. However, according to the local governor, their actions were unsuccessful.
“The US aggression was aimed at the Shayrat airbase, which backs the Syrian army’s military operations against terrorists, and IS in particular. The base is in 45 kilometers from eastern Homs,” he said.
According to RT, earlier, unnamed sources reported that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) had launched a massive offensive in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate and, without essential air support, the situation could worsen any moment, a local military source told Al-Masdar.
Barazi then claimed the US strikes “targeted military positions in Syria and in Homs specifically” in order to “serve the goals of terrorism in Syria and the goals of Israel in the long run”.
As multiple analysts have already reported, Barazi is right — this attack weakens the Syrian government which, in turn, gives direct aid to ISIS.
He added: “Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change.
READ MORE: US Ally, Saudi Arabia Has More ISIS Supporters On Twitter Than Any Other Country On Earth
Of course, Assad is no hero leader, however, he was working alongside Russia to help eliminate ISIS in the country. Now, however, ISIS was given a de facto advantage over Syria as the US, at least for the time being, appears to be in their corner — again.
Whether or not it was coincidental that the ISIS attack and the US strike happened at the same time is irrelevant as the reported outcome is the same.To be clear: Trump has launched missiles on a secular gov't which protects Christians and minorities & defends its people against terrorism.— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) April 7, 2017
Pro #AlQaeda and #ISIS private Telegram channels lighting up with ecstatic comments about #UnitedStates airstrikes. #Syria— Aldin (@CT_operative) April 7, 2017
According to the old adage, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” it appears that Trump just made friends with ISIS — and ISIS is loving it.Nobody is happier about Trump's illegal attack on #Syria than Al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and Netanyahu. McCain and Hillary too. #SyriaHoax— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) April 7, 2017
As Trump loses support from his antiwar base, he is quickly finding newfound backing from two groups — ISIS and the oligarchs in the deep state.Salafist Jihadist group Ahrar al-Sham welcoming the strikes. Thanks America. pic.twitter.com/4PQzv1PVjw— Ali (@Ali_Kourani) April 7, 2017
Ahrar Al-Sham, Tahrir Al-Sham (#AlQaeda) and #ISIS private Telegram channels praising #UnitedStates attack tonight.— Aldin (@CT_operative) April 7, 2017
.@FareedZakaria on Syria strikes: "I think Donald Trump became President of the United States" last night https://t.co/dLipRu6SZu— New Day (@NewDay) April 7, 2017