Trump Hails Strike On Syria: Mission Accomplished!

ABC News reports:

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday saying that the U.S. led military strikes in Syria Friday night were successful. The strikes were in response to a suspected gas attack on the rebel-held city of Douma last weekend.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Saturday strikes would increase Syria’s resolve to “fight and crush terrorism in every inch” of the country. Assad was seen walking into an office building Saturday morning which was the first time he was seen since the targeted strikes.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the goal of the strikes was to “destroy the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons research, development and production capabilities.” He added no further strikes were planned: “Right now this is a one-time shot.”