Saturday, 14 April 2018

US President Donald Trump hails an overnight military strike on Syria as "perfectly executed"



US President Donald Trump has hailed an overnight military strike on Syria as "perfectly executed", adding: "Mission Accomplished".

 
The US, UK and France bombed three government sites, targeting what they said were chemical weapons facilities.


The strikes were in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack on the town of Douma last week.


Russian President Vladimir Putin said he condemned the Western strikes "in the most serious way".


Russia, Syria's main ally, had threatened military retaliation if any Russian forces had been hit.


In early morning tweets from Washington, President Trump thanked France and the UK for "their wisdom and the power of their fine military".


Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump: A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!


He added: "So proud of our great military", saying that after extra funding it would be "the finest our country has ever had".


A Pentagon briefing on Saturday said the strikes had "set the Syrian chemical weapons programme back for years".




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