The targets tonight again, were specifically designed to degrade the Syrian war machine's ability to create chemical weapons and to set that back. We used a little over double the number of weapons this year than we used last year. We confined it to the chemical weapons type targets. We were not out to expand this, we were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time, it was a heavy strike.
But right now this is a one-time shot. And I believe that it has sent a very strong message to dissuade him, to deter him from doing this, again.>> We did have some initial surface to air missile activity from the Syrian regime. That's the only retaliatory action that we're aware of at this time.
And the nature of the operation, we've completed. The targets that were assigned to the United States Central Command, those operations are complete.