Could not have had a better result.
President George W. Bush famously spoke under a "Mission Accomplished" banner in 2003 when he declared that major combat operations in Iraq were over, but the war dragged on for years.
■ February 7: The US military launches rare airstrikes and an artillery assault against Syrian government-backed troops after as many as 500 fighters started what appeared to be a coordinated attack on US-backed Syrian forces and US advisers in eastern Deir el-Zour province.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters on Saturday the strikes "successfully hit every target". They were very effective.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the overnight US-led missile attack on Syria and called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the Kremlin has said. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley said on Saturday.
These missile strikes were coordinated by the U.S., France and the U.K.in response to an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in Douma last week.
Syrian state TV reported missiles targeting Homs were intercepted and did not cause damage.
The military officials said they were confident that Syrian government installations that produced chlorine gas and sarin, a nerve agent, were destroyed or damaged.
A resolution put forth by Russian Federation here at the UN Security Council condemning the missile attack was rejected.
He said there were no known civilian casualties, but noted Syria had fired about 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles, most of which did not launch until after the allied strike was over.
The allied attack set off a fierce worldwide debate about whether it was justified.
The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons, accusing Western powers of falsely accusing them to "prepare the ground for aggression" against the country.
- US President Donald Trump condemned Syria's two main allies, Russian Federation and Iran, for supporting "murderous dictators".
He criticized Washington and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the global chemical-weapons watchdog group to visit the area.
And Mr Juncker added: "This was not the first time the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against civilians but it must be the last".