September 26th, 2014
09:10 PM ET

Are U.S. airstrikes on ISIS helping Assad?

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.

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  1. J.

    -True carpet-bombing is non-discriminate and in the case of some caliphate region in Syria, bombing that would wake up the proper vocal 'haunt' against the new 'extreme extreme-ist,' would be to go through with swaths of bombs, thereby giving good reason for them to realize an air-raid on their global 'philosophy' of gruesome terror. No, they have to be woken up; this region of people -of the kind in their midst- are asleep (: a shock of living with internal threats all these years).

    September 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm | Reply

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