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We The People

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mattis: U.S Attack Damaged 20 Percent of Syrian Air Force

Mattis: U.S Attack Damaged 20 Percent of Syrian Air Force:

 "President Donald Trump’s action to order a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield resulted in significant devastation to Syria’s air force, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday.

“The assessment of the Department of Defense is that the strike resulted in the damage or destruction of fuel and ammunition sites, air defense capabilities, and 20 percent of Syria’s operational aircraft,” Mattis said.

“The Syrian government has lost the ability to refuel or rearm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest,” Mattis added."