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Pence calls Syria mission 'completely accomplished,' tells Russia to get the message

Vice President Mike Pence, attending an international summit on Saturday, said he backs President Trump’s assertion earlier in the day that the U.S.-led airstrikes this weekend in Syria resulted in “mission accomplished,” And he warned Syrian ally Russia that it is “on the wrong side of history.”

Pence spoke while in Peru about 18 hours after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched 105 missiles at three facilities connected to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his purported April 7 chemical attack on civilians, in the country’s years-long civil war.

The vice president attended the Summit of the Americas after Trump earlier this week canceled plans to attend the event so he could craft a response to the chemical attack, for which U.S. officials say there's proof of Assad’s involvement.

“Last night, the objective of the mission of that (our) commander in chief gave our military forces was completely accomplished, with swift professionalism,” Pence said in response to reporters’ questions about whether Trump hastily overstated the mission’s outcome.

Earlier in the day, Pentagon officials suggested they had proof that the Assad regime was behind the attack but said they couldn’t elaborate on the information because it was classified.

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