President Trump's administration has been involved in military conflicts with Syrian army forces. However, Trump's administration has unwittingly provided support to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and al-Nusra and other terrorist forces that have been fighting with Assad's regime. The war has been favoring Assad until the US cruise missile attack.
Reports from the WSJ indicated that Islamic State militants attacked a U.S. led coalition base in Southern Syria on Saturday. The attack triggered a fierce fight that required coalition airstrikes to repel.
The attack is reported to have started on Saturday after Islamic State fighters detonated a vehicle bomb at a base in al-Tanf, a town in southern Syria along the Jordan border used by American special operation forces and Syrian rebels working with the U.S. coalition.
Approximately 20 to 30 Islamic State fighters attacked the base. Some of the fighters were armed with suicide vests. The base is a staging ground and training facility for the U.S. backed Syrian rebels. The WSJ also reported that Syrian rebels and Coalition forces engaged in firefights with the attackers and then asked for airstrikes to repel the attack.
There were no casualties reported on the U.S. forces. However, it has become apparent that Trump's attack is weakening Assad covertly and directly boosting the relative strength of the Islamic State fighters. The U.S. Military is increasing its presence in Syria as part of a campaign to drive the extremist group from Raqqa.
The U.S. military has been strengthening its presence along the Jordan-Syria border.
Al Jazeera has confirmed that the U.S. is just getting started with bombing Assad. The news outlet reported on Sunday that Syrian jets have bombed the town of Idlib using White Phosphorus.
This begs the question as to why Assad would continue bombing the town of Idlib with White Phosphorous. Its apparent that Assad knows that he will be bombed by the U.S. at the slightest provocation.
Consequently, he's decided to use a banned, toxic substance - White Phosphorus. Assad hopes it appears on all media channels around the world in a bid to make sure that the next US unleashes another airstrike. The next round of Syrian airstrikes will be triggered by the Assad's use of white phosphorus.