ISIS Attacks US-Led Base In Southern Syria, As Assad Said To Use White Phosphorus

Tyler Durden's picture

With the US now engaged in military conflict with, and targeting Syrian army forces, what the Trump administration has (un)wittingly done is provide support to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and al-Nusra and other terrorist forces, all of which have been engaging with the Assad regime in a fight in which the Syrian president has gradually seen the tide of war turn in his favor. At least until last Friday's US cruise missile attack that is. 

Which is why it should probably come as no surprise that, emboldened by US actions, moments ago the WSJ reported that Islamic State militants attacked a US-led coalition base (at least we now have official confirmation that there are US military bases in Syria) in southern Syria on Saturday, "triggering a fierce fight that required coalition airstrikes to repel, U.S. military officials said Sunday."

The complex attack began on Saturday when 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, the officials said.

 

Between 20 and 30 Islamic State fighters, including some with suicide vests, then attacked the base, which is a staging ground and training facility for the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels.

As the WSJ adds, Coalition forces and Syrian rebels engaged in firefights with the attackers and then called in airstrikes to repel the attack, officials said.

Luckily, there was no word of any American fatalities in the attack, although next time the US forces on the ground may not be so lucky, and the resulting media storm would prompt a full reappraisal of Trump's action which by weakening Assad implicitly and directly is boosting the relative strength of the Islamic State.

The Islamic State attack comes as the U.S. military is deepening its presence in Syria as part of an intensifying campaign to drive the extremist group from its de facto capital in Raqqa. For weeks, the U.S. military has been strengthening its presence along the Jordan-Syria border, according to U.S. and Jordanian officials.

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Meanwhile, confirming that the US is not nearly close done bombing Assad, on Sunday the Qatar-owned (the country which at long last hopes to have its gas pipeline cross Syria to Europe) Al Jazeera, reported that Syrian jets have bombed the town of Idlib using White Phosphorus.

One almost wonders what must have gone through the head of the Al Jazeera producers when told to report on such a story.

One thing we can imagine, however, is sequence of thoughts inside Assad's head: "Well, I just got bombed by the US and I will surely get bombed even more at even the slightest additional provocation that can be splashed across the front pages of western newspaper. So... yes, brilliant idea - I will use a banned, toxic substance - White Phosphorus - and hope it appears on all media channels around the developed world, just to make sure the next US airstrike aims right for my palace."

Sure, why not.

Expect to hear much more about white phosphorus in the coming days: it will be the "catalyst" for the next round of Syrian airstrikes. 

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besnook's picture

there is another party in the mideast known to use phosphorous bombs regularly.....

Benito_Camela's picture

Somebody even made a video game about that "party". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THLN6Ovuxnk

 

 

lakecity55's picture

I was hoping the Russian Air Force had found a gaggle of Daesh operators and dumped WP on them. The virgins won't like that burn smell!

 

noless's picture

May the berzerker fall on the doorsteps of valhalla.

 

 

sirsmokum's picture

Hey Assad,

BURN THAT KEBAB!!!!!

Benito_Camela's picture

Did somebody say yellowcake? Did I hear aluminum tubes? 

Umh's picture

Wiley Peters can snake in anywhere,

lakecity55's picture

Yes, Assad is importing yellowcake from Hitlary's stash! We must go to War!

He may have WMDs! Anthrax! Where is Colin Powell??

Able Ape's picture

Sucking Barry's dick while McStain is fucking him in the ass...Squeal like a pig you fucking lying traitior...

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Somewhere north, south, east or west of Damascus.

Yellow Zookaninnie's picture

Not bombs but instead someone popped a shitload of WP grenades. A bomb has a million streamers. What shows here are very individual grenades.

lakecity55's picture

Last time I was in Amman, I saw a lot of guys about 3 feet across in the shoulders. They wore operator shades and you did not want to really try to get friendly with them. Just sayin'.

Gee whizz, we have a base along the Syrian-Jordanian border! Who knew?

So, Daesh took the willie pete McCain gave them and attacked a heretofore unknown US base? What rascals!

francis scott falseflag's picture

We knew lakecity.  The Russians bombed it a couple of years ago.  It was being used

by the US to shelter terrorist's families.  Check with google.

European American's picture

I give Assad permission to use White Phospherous on any one attacking his sovereign country. Especially those behind false flag attacks.

I-am-not-one-of-them-'s picture

US deplorables, and with support from UK, France, Canada, I'm truly disgusted 

 

 

underthevolcano's picture

Sorry. Zero support from Canada. What Trudeau says to the media has nothing to do with our position.

I-am-not-one-of-them-'s picture

But Canada is involved in bombing innocent people in sovereign countries justified by the lies supplied by puppet Trudeau and the media  in support of American Imperialism.   Deep State needs to go 6 ft deep.

underthevolcano's picture

Under Harper. Not under the Liberals, I guarantee it. If necessary I will go back to Ottawa and speak to him myself. No shit.

There's picture

This is going to get out of hand ! said the Admiral.

underthevolcano's picture

Well done you useless fucking american assholes.

SHADEWELL's picture

Fuck you

You useless cocksucker. Get used to not having that fucktard Obama to push around anymore

New Sheriff in town your little party is OVER. CUNT

underthevolcano's picture

No fuck you shadwell cunt licker. You wont survive long. And when they cut your guts out I will smile. You fucking hole licking slime

OCnStiggs's picture

TIME FOR A GROUP HUG!!! OR, DO WE NEED TO SEND YOU TO YOUR "SAFE SPACE?"

underthevolcano's picture

Im in my safe space asshole, far away from you and so very deep. Dig it?

underthevolcano's picture

You American military douchebags are really too much. You dont give a shit how many you kill or main or rape or torture just as long as you get your kicks. Tell your buds to keep coming out. We need to see all of you so we will know who to illiminate.

underthevolcano's picture

You, are a fucking DEAD MAN.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Flagged as #American-Coward

Miss Informed's picture

A regular red headed stepchild John Wayne imitator he is too.

underthevolcano's picture

See YOU at the wall. Bright and early but ill make sure they give you a smoke

squid's picture

What does that even mean?

America is up in arms about Russian interference in their election but OPENLY states it wants to REMOVE the president of another country?

 

Hypocrasy or what?

 

Trump was elected to change this......

He betrayed his voting base.

 

Squid

Able Ape's picture

Trump's a yuuuuge TWAT!....

TRM's picture

http://seaport.homestead.com/files/Ras_Tanura.html

Come on Assad. Just one jet on a one way trip and unload on that facility then eject over the Persian Gulf where he is picked up clandestinely by some "friends" in the neighbourhood. Go for it. What have you got to lose? They aren't going to stop until you are dead or until they realize that you WILL strike back asymetrically.

GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT. GO FOR IT.

- Signed by all oil workers not working in Saudi Arabia   :)

dsty's picture

Didn't see ya'll bitch'n when Russia started bombing the crap out of Syria?

So what's the double standard?

Oh, Russia oversaw and assured the destruction of 100 percent of Assad's chemical weapons, right.

You dufus putin puffers.

underthevolcano's picture

Crawl into your fucking bottle worm

SHADEWELL's picture

PP

Puffaahs.

Shit just got real. Deal or die

desertboy's picture

Go back into your hole.

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

The difference is that some of us don't give a flying fuck about the Middle East and hope they annihilate each other so we don't have to hear about them any more.

Schlub's picture

I would most certainly feel very sorry, except you shit-for-brains asked for it. Now, we're fucked. Happy?

Thinkpad's picture
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 9, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS targets yesterdayCombined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS targets:

-- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIS wellhead.

-- Near Raqqa, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, and destroyed a fighting position and tactical vehicle.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed an ISIS wellhead and damaged five others; and damaged five anti-air artillery systems.

-- Near Tabaqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed two defensive fighting positions; and destroyed four ISIS vehicles.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

-- Near Huwajah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.

-- Near Beiji, a strike destroyed a vehicle bomb.

-- Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, three mortar systems, two caches, a command-and-control node, a vehicle bomb factory, a vehicle bomb, a rocket-propelled grenade system and an ISIS-held building; damaged seven ISIS supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams.

-- Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed a weapons factory and a bomb factory.

 

Doesn't look like it to me. Are you getting your information from CNN?

Thinkpad's picture

It is unquestionable that the United States’ military power is dominant, but just as an illustration, consider these numbers:

Military Spending

Russia’s military budget at $67 billion is tiny, compared to the United States’ $594 billion (bigger than the military budget of the next nine countries with largest military budgets combined).

Active Military Personnel

The United States has 1,492,200 military personnel vs. Russia’s 845,000.

Military Bases

There are around 800 U.S. bases in 80 foreign countries, with 174 U.S. “base sites” in Germany alone.  As of 2016, Russia has 12 military bases outside of its border: 10 of them on the territory of the former Soviet Union, in close proximity to Russia’s borders, two others in Syria and Vietnam

more like they did this shouldn't take long to get that worthless piece of dirt to back off

desertboy's picture

Now that the masses have had their tranquilizing illusion of electing their perceived "president," based on some irrelevant "platform" or the other (some opiate about diplomacy and being anti-aggression), the real bosses are back to continue business-as-usual.  

Victory_Garden's picture

Prolly should have read like this.:

Six satanic/luciferic british rothschilds agents from all walks of life shot at a building and then some isrealli drone came in to make it look like Syria used WF and now every agent is ordered to attack from all directions using all the sordid methodologies of satan/lucifer to confound and confuse the masses so no one knows what do do, or have any time to analyze, or blog the truth, before six moar guys can come up with another stupid idiot thingy to make more world headlines in babylons dire efforts to have a world woar.

Meanwhile, back at the WH, the skulduggery of idiocy goes on behind President Trump's back. For a complete rundown on some of the possibilities of what may come, take a listen here below for something that sounds a lot moar like truth, than all the horseshate we the fake stream media are spewing out on national TV drug every night on every channel available now. Ziomedia will make the people think what ziomedia wants them to think. Zat ist ALL, schwinehoot! Zeig!!

No truth at 11 either!

 

Follow your heart.:

AJ show Hr 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGnkRYBd1O0

AJ show Hr 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENtyq0fdts

 

Thinkpad's picture

Is this chapter one of a spy novel you are writing? 

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

I have no intention of taking this announcement by the DoD as anything else than propaganda,

pure  and simple.  No more believable than the 'oops-we-made-a-mistake' deceit when the US

coalition attacked a company of Syrian soldiers.  Or when they weaseled out of killing 200+

Syrian civilians by saying ISIS had herded them into a building they attacked.  Or when they

destroyed a MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, first saying the Afghanis called in the

strike and after two more pathetic excuses, blaming it on the crew of the plane.

 

What's up with this recent attack by ISIS?  Well first, did it actually happen?  There probably

weren't any bullshit artists from SOHR there or White Helmets to swear to that fact.  

So unless the Russians confirm this fire fight really happened , this make-believe skirmish

was just the Pentagon saying: "Oh look.  They attacked us too. If we created them, they

wouldn't dare do that"  "There's no business like show business."

 

                  Thus Trump finally proved that the CIA did not organize ISIS 

Thinkpad's picture

you are free to do whatever your little heart desires. Ringside seat to all the fun in Syria wouldn't miss it for a minute.

Thinkpad's picture

Surely you have heard of the saying all's fair in love and war now you know first hand what that quaint phrase means.

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

The bottom line is that Russia/Syria and the US/Coalition 

 

are playing by two different sets of rules.

 

 Russian media is aware of that.  Western media pretends they are not.

 

Another reason for this to end badly and bigly.  :o/