Syria strikes: US Defence Secretary James Mattis says 'this was a one-time shot' – for now

Syria strikes: US Defence Secretary James Mattis says 'this was a one-time shot' - for nowThe US military has revealed the three-nation stake on Syria targeting alleged chemicals assets is over for now – declaring “right now this is a one-time shot”. Defence Secretary James Mattis said the US, UK and France had acted together, having determined that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians a week ago. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, said the targets included a Syrian research facility, a chemical weapons storage facility and a command post.



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