Monday, April 10, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: US Missiles 'Took Out 20% Of The Syrian Air Force'
BBC: Syria war: US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft'
A US air strike in response to a suspected chemical attack damaged or destroyed 20% of Syria's operational aircraft, the US has said.
Defence Secretary James Mattis said Syria would be "ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons".
Syria has denied a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun last week that left 89 people dead.
G7 nations are meeting in Italy to discuss policy and how to persuade Russia to abandon its Syrian ally.
The US fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria's Shayrat airbase last Thursday, following the suspected chemical attack a day before.
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Update: US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says -- AFP
WNU Editor: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has also issued this warning .... Mattis gives ominous warning: Syria would be 'ill-advised' to use chemical weapons again (Business Insider).