by: Agence France-Presse

US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in Syria as “Mission Accomplished.”

The phrase instantly evoked former president George W. Bush’s untimely Iraq victory speech on board the plane service USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.

A banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” loomed within the background as Bush declared the top of main fight operations in Iraq, a claim belied by the years of onerous combating that adopted.

Trump resurrected the phrase in a tweet Saturday after the strikes launched by US, British and French forces in response to an alleged chemical assault by the Syrian regime that killed extra 40 individuals in a rebel-held city close to Damascus.

“The Syrian raid was so completely carried out, with such precision, that the one approach the Fake News Media might demean was by my use of the time period ‘Mission Accomplished.’

“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 on Sunday.

US navy officers mentioned the air strikes took out “the heart” of Syria’s chemical weapons amenities, nevertheless it remained to be seen how Syria would reply.