Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still maintains "residual" capacity.
"This persistent pattern of behavior must be stopped - not just to protect innocent people in Syria from the horrific deaths and casualties caused by chemical weapons but also because we can not allow the erosion of the worldwide norm that prevents the use of these weapons", she said.
The strikes were targeted to inflict maximum damage on sites linked to chemical weapons development.
Syrian air defenses shot down 13 missiles fired in the USA -led attack on the country on Saturday, Syrian state TV said.
Canadian President Justin Trudeau said the country supports the decision "to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people".
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"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended", Bush said at the time, standing before a large banner reading "Mission Accomplished". "I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack against its people", he said.
"Such attacks will not deter our armed forces and allied forces from persisting to crush what is left of the armed terrorist groups", the military said.
Both leaders denounced the "cruel and abhorrent" attack by the Syrian regime on the town of Douma last Saturday.
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows smoke, rising after USA -led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons early Saturday. She also said that the response was "justified, legitimate, and proportionate". Hearing explosions and watching Syrian military surface-to-air missiles streak through the skies, many in Syria suspected a large-scale US-led intervention was underway.
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"We will continue to work with our worldwide partners to further investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria".
Both Syria and its ally Russian Federation have said they would guarantee the safety and security of the OPCW mission - the first outside Damascus since 2014.
"Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer is calling the airstrikes "appropriate", but says "the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in Syria".
Trump told the nation in his address the United States "cannot purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny".
"Right now this is a one-time shot", US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, but did not rule out further attacks.
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