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Trump defends 'Mission Accomplished' claim

AFP  |  Washington 

US today defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in as ""

The phrase immediately evoked former George W Bush's premature victory speech on board the USS on May 1, 2003.

A banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" loomed in the background as Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq, a claim belied by the years of hard fighting that followed.

resurrected the phrase in a tweet Saturday after the strikes launched by US, British and French forces in response to an by the Syrian regime that killed more 40 people in a rebel-held town near

"The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake Media could demean was by my use of the term ''


"I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back. Use often!" he tweeted today.

US military officials said the air strikes took out "the heart" of Syria's chemical weapons facilities, but it remained to be seen how would respond.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 19:45 IST
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