Pentagon hailed its strike on Syria as effective saying that they took the country’s “chemical weapons” program years back, by “crippling and degrading” it. The US military claim there were no civilian casualties.
Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie, the Director of Joint stuff, briefed the reporters about the details of the strike. He claimed that Syrian response did not have any impact on Pentagon’s mission.
He said that the strikes targeted research and development facilities to incur more damage. When asked if there was the danger of chemicals spreading during the strike, the Pentagon representative said that there was no leak.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White claimed during the briefing that OPCW representatives were blocked from going to Ghouta. The strikes took place hours before the the chemical weapons watchdog was to start its fact finding mission at the site of the alleged attack after the Syrian government and Russia guaranteed them full access.
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