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Morning After: Donald Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished!' in Syria

15 April 2018, 05:27 | Opal Carroll

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Early Saturday morning, the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched more than 100 missiles targeting three chemical weapons sites in Syria.

But the U.S. ambassador to the UN said President Donald Trump told her if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again, "the United States is locked and loaded" to strike again.

The U.S. strike comes almost exactly a year after a previous U.S. strike, which was also in response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the joint staff, said in a briefing at the Pentagon Saturday morning that the joint forces targeted three locations with 105 weapons.

"It was done on targets that we believed were selected to hurt the chemical weapons program".

White Helmets first-responder volunteers and activists claimed an alleged chemical attack on April 7 by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, the allegations that drew global outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. "Russia in the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism", he said. Dunara concluded that once Russian Federation gave Syrians advanced air defenses, it would be a strong blow to the USA -led attack as well as to Israel.

Mr. Trump claimed the USA will have a "sustained" response to curtail Syria.

Russian Federation circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were "both right and legal" to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria.

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"I ask what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?" he wondered. He again spoke to Trump after the attacks were launched, an aide said. "Nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep".

The "three aggressors" showed the terrorist groups that they can "continue to commit their crimes not only in Syria but in other countries", he added.

Trump tweeted, "A perfectly executed strike last night". He was maligned on social media for using the phrase "mission accomplished", which became notorious in 2003 when then-President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" two months into what would become an eight-year-long war in Iraq.

The coalition fired 103 missiles over 70 minutes at 4 a.m. local Syrian time, which was Friday night on the East Coast of the United States.

Stoltenberg said after a debriefing of ambassadors by the three allies Saturday that "before the attack took place last night, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies exhausted all other possible ways to address this issue to the UNSC by diplomatic and political means".

Mrs May said "it was right we acted the way that we did" for operational security reasons to help protect the military.

White stood by Trump's assessment of "mission accomplished".



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