BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – The U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed the U.S.’ attack on Syria during a press conference in Washington.
Secretary of Defense: “Earlier today, President [Donald] Trump directed the US military to conduct operations in consonance with our allies to destroy the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons research, development and production capability. Tonight, France, the United Kingdom and the United States took decisive action to strike the Syrian chemical weapons infrastructure. Clearly, the Assad regime did not get the message last year. This time our allies and us have struck harder. Together we have sent a clear message to Assad and his murderous lieutenants that they should not perpetrate another chemical weapons attack for which they will be held accountable.”
SOT, Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense: “I want to emphasise that these strikes are directed at the Syrian regime. In conducting these strikes we have gone to great lengths to avoid civilian and foreign casualties.”
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