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16 April 2018, 03:42 | Erica Roy
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After the middle-of-the-night attack on Syria, some USA television commentators poked fun at Trump's use of the "Mission accomplished" term, first used in 2003 by former President George W. Bush, who claimed prematurely and wrongly that the us had successfully completed its military attack on Iraq.
President Trump's use of the familiar phrase struck a chord with the American people, many of whom opposed military action against Syria.
A group of Russian lawmakers who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad said he considered the airstrikes an act of aggression, but also that Assad was in a "good mood", Reutersreported.
The rebels in the town surrendered the day after the alleged chemical attack, and Russian troops have since been overseeing an evacuation deal under which rebels and anti-government activists were bussed to rebel-held areas in northern Syria.
There has also been debate over how the missiles fared across the sky.
Russian Federation resoundingly criticized the airstrikes as a violation of worldwide law and warned that the airstrikes "will not be left without consequences". The U.K. Defense Ministry said the strikes were "successful".
The team will work with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security ensure the safety of the team, it said. "At the end of the strike mission, all our aircraft safely returned to their bases".
Syria state TV, however, claimed that three civilians were wounded in Homs after "several" missiles were intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems.
"There is no proposal on the table at the moment for further attacks because so far thank heavens the Assad regime have not been so foolish as to launch another chemical weapons attack". "We know that it is now up to Bashar al-Assad on whether he's going to use chemical weapons again".
"And they also sent a strong message to Syria, to Russian Federation, to Iran, when this president has a red line, he will enforce it". The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation denied the allegations.
The Syrian foreign ministry said the US-led strikes would only "lead to inflaming tensions in the world" and threaten global security.
To some commentators, Trump's "mission accomplished" tweet echoed former President George W. Bush's ill-fated speech in front of a "mission accomplished" banner after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
"He never thought he would get out in 48 hours", she said.
He claimed his use of the term was intentional and that he knew the "Fake News Media" would seize on his use of it.
Following a massive US strike on Syrian targets on April 17, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during UN Security Council meeting that Washington was "locked and loaded" to conduct news strikes against the war-torn Middle East country.
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