ISIS reportedly used the haze of the United States’ airstrike against Syria to launch an assault at nearby checkpoints and bases.
ISIS fighters in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate in Syria launched a massive offensive Friday morning, shortly after President Donald Trump authorized the airstrike, Al-Masdar reported with reference to a military source.
The Daily Express reported that ISIS fighters attacked a Syrian Arab Army base about 20 miles away from the same air base shortly after, but a death toll is unknown.
It’s believed that the terror group seized the opportunity to launch an attack on forces in Syria without the risk of retaliation through the air.
Reports say that the ISIS assault hasn’t made any territorial gains yet.