U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the air strikes on targets in Syria were a “one time shot” to send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes early on Saturday Syria time.
Mattis is asked when he was confident a chemical attack happened. He says yesterday.
On Thursday, Mattis told Congress that the US military does not have evidence that either chlorine or sarin was used in an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma, adding that the Pentagon's only proof that such an incident occurred has come from social media and media reports.