‘Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria

‘Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria

US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were “perfectly executed.”

In a tweet after the airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday morning, Trump thanked coalition partners France and the UK adding that the attacks “could not have had a better result.”

Over 100 missiles were launched at civilian and military facilities in Syria in response to an alleged gas attack in Douma that has been widely blamed on Assad’s forces. However, Syrian air defense systems intercepted the majority of the attempted strikes, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Over 100 missiles were launched at civilian and military facilities in Syria in response to an alleged gas attack in Douma that has been widely blamed on Assad’s forces. Damascus denies that the alleged chemical attack took place. However, Syrian air defense systems intercepted the majority of the attempted strikes, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the airstrikes, describing them as “aggression against a sovereign state which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.”

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The strikes were conducted the same day a team of investigators from the UN Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is scheduled to visit Douma to determine if the alleged chemical attack took place.

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