Trump: ‘Mission Accomplished’ In Syria Strikes

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump praised the U.S., British, and French militaries Saturday morning after strikes were carried out Friday night in response to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

The coordinated strikes included the use of British, French, and U.S. air and naval power targeting three of Assad’s chemical weapons facilities. Trump announced the strikes Friday night saying of Assad’s attack, “These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead.”

Pentagon spokesman Dana White told reporters Saturday morning all targets were successful.

The strikes specifically targeted Assad for killing dozens of civilians in an April 7 strike in Douma, Syria.

British Prime Minister Theresa May similarly declared “this is not about intervening in a civil war. It is not about regime change. It is about a limited and targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region and that does everything possible to prevent civilian casualties.” French President Emanuel Macron simply said “The red line set by France in May 2017 has been crossed.”