Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished!' After Airstrikes In Syria

Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished!' After Airstrikes In Syria

Trump's use of that last phrase harks back to President George W. Bush's premature declaration of victory in Iraq, where US troops remain 15 years after the initial USA military engagement there - a mistake some critics say they fear Trump might repeat on Syria.

USA officials said Saturday that they believed the strikes would prevent future chemical attacks by the Syrian regime, but warned that the us was prepared to "sustain" its operation if Assad continues his aggressions. The U.S. acted alone, focusing on a single target.

Mrs May said "it was right we acted the way that we did" for operational security reasons to help protect the military. Those aren't the only difference between the strikes. A similar strike for similar purposes at a similar time previous year didn't deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from repeatedly and illegally using the banned weapons. One of these, the Barzah chemical weapons research and development centre near Damascus, was hit and "destroyed" by 76 missiles, 57 of them Tomahawks. Syrian television reported that a scientific research center had been hit.

A photo released on April 14, 2018 the twitter page of the Syrian governments central military media on April 14, 2018 shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus.

Marine Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said the allied airstrikes "took out the heart" of Mr Assad's chemical weapons arsenal.

The Pentagon clarified on Saturday that this year's strikes involved 105 missiles, compared to 59 last year. "Especially, if there are doubts", one reporter asked.

■ February 7: The US military launches rare airstrikes and an artillery assault against Syrian government-backed troops after as many as 500 fighters started what appeared to be a coordinated attack on US-backed Syrian forces and US advisers in eastern Deir el-Zour province. Last year, the USA carried out the attack on its own. Even supporters of the strike said the decision could be on shaky legal ground because the president's authority under the Authority for Use of Military Force has not been updated since 2001. "They are laughing at us". UK Prime Minister Theresa May says the country is "confident" that the airstrikes was successful.

"Today is a very sad day for the world, the United Nations, its charter, which was blatantly, blatantly violated", Nebenzia said.

"At this critical juncture, I call on all member states to act consistently with the charter of the United Nations and with worldwide law, including the norms against chemical weapons", he said. Now that the extent and nature of the strikes are much clearer, my assessment is that they will not achieve their stated objective.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that the USA suffered no losses during the strikes, which "targeted the heart of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons".

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, Islamabad "condemns the use of chemical weapons anywhere by anyone". "They are unique threat, a type of weapon so evil that the global community agreed they must be banned".

Looking drawn as she spoke to reporters in Downing Street in a hastily arranged press conference, she said: "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

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In a televised statement late Friday, Trump blasted both countries for supporting Assad.

Avoiding further erosion of these norms is in the national interest of the United States.

Russia's military had threatened to shoot down any US missiles that put Russian lives at risk.

"Our mission stays the same - it's to defeat ISIS".

Chlorine use has been a recurring footnote in the course of Syria's civil war, but rarely has it generated the same outrage as reports of sarin use.

The Trump administration said the same thing previous year.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's government denies responsibility.

"I would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change in our policy or posture relative to our military activities in Syria today". Could be very soon or not so soon at all! The White House has given no timeline on any potential strategy to remove the roughly 2,000 US troops in Syria.

Trump says he has asked US partners "to take greater responsibility for securing their home region, including contributing large amounts of money for the resources, equipment and all of the anti-ISIS effort".

But what happens next remains unclear.

Trump stressed that "America does not seek" a permanent presence in Syria. And great warriors they are.

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