The U.S. has conducted 200 airstrikes in Iraq and 43 in Syria since the war against ISIS began. The strikes have hit the enemies of Bashir al Asaad. Earlier Friday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. still wants Assad gone.
There has been no coordination, "nor will there be," between Washington and al-Assad's government regarding U.S. airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Friday. The United States hasn't shifted its approach to al-Assad, who has "lost all legitimacy to govern," according to Hagel.
But will airstrikes ultimately end up helping the Assad regime?
CNN's Tom Foreman has the report OutFront.