"The raid, as reported, took place at 3:30PM Washington time".
Milley expressed confidence the dog would bounce back from its injuries.
The helicopters had to fly for approximately one hour and 10 minutes in both directions, while the operation on the ground took about two hours, he added.
Officials told USA media that in the early hours of Sunday in Syria, the special forces had targeted a small compound outside the village of Barisha in Idlib province, about 5 km south of the Turkish border. It is dominated by a jihadist alliance that is violently opposed to IS, but hundreds of IS fighters are nevertheless believed to be based there.
Trump watched the raid unfold from the situation room. Those criticisms in turn prompted questions about whether Trump critics were correct in stating that Trump had really said such a thing. Russian Federation co-operated and "opened up" the air space for them, despite not being told the objective of the raid, according to Mr Trump. Flying low and fast to avoid detection, the helicopters quickly crossed the Syrian border and then flew all the way across Syria itself - a unsafe 70-minute flight in which the helicopters took sporadic groundfire - to the Barisha area just north of Idlib city in western Syria. "It wasn't until Thursday and then Friday the president chose his option and gave us the green light to proceed as we did yesterday", defense secretary Mark Esper said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. We were very low.
Appearing on ABC's "This Week", Esper said he wasn't sure where Trump got "whimpering" from, either. He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way. "I think it is beneath us all". Eleven young children were moved out of the house uninjured.
Everybody was out and we were able to search him down and find him in the tunnel. The tunnels were a dead end, for the most part. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children.
Russian forces deploy at Syrian border under new accord
On Tuesday, Mr Erdogan told reporters in Ankara that the withdrawal of YPG fighters from the border area was "continuing". Vice President Mike Pence voiced support for the establishment of the safe zone .
His body was mutilated in the blast and USA troops had to dig through debris to reach his corpse. I judge this administration undoubtedly could well rep advantage us. We are all soldiers of Baghdadi. "This is a man who built a whole, as he would like to call it, a country". They're technically very brilliant. IS supporters have also been warning each other about trusting the USA announcement.
The US treatment of al-Baghdadi's remains in some ways mirrors the treatment of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's remains in 2011, after he was assassinated by US Navy SEALS in a compound in Abbottobad, Pakistan.
Two of Baghdadi's wives were among the dead.
War zone dogs do more than sniff out improvised explosive devices, Aiello said. "Today's news is a reminder for all of us to be incredibly grateful to our U.S. servicemembers for their ongoing work to protect the American people from terror threats around the globe".
The animal's identity who joined the raid became the subject of curiousity since Trump used positive words to describe the dog's heroic acts on Sunday.
Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic caliphate, blew himself up during the targeted attack on his lair in Syria's Idlib province in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Later on in the press conference, Trump talked about wanting al-Baghdadi for the past few years.
"That's why he went to this area", the president added. She provided a trove of valuable information on Baghdadi's recent whereabouts. "But we know the successors", he told reporters after his major announcement. Trump said the commandos already had DNA samples from the Islamic State leader, which he said they used to make a quick assessment that they had the right man.