The Pentagon declined to discuss the highly-classified operation.
His moment of self-styled triumph could be fleeting, particularly in a region as volatile as the Middle East.
Trump also announced he would ask NATO to become “much more involved in the Middle East process.”
Early reports say no U.S. casualties
“He wasn’t safe before now, but now he’s really not safe.”
Trump’s threat to destroy cultural sites caught administration officials off-guard and prompted an immediate outcry from legal scholars, national security experts and Democratic lawmakers.
Congress has registered unease with Trump’s decision to strike in Iraq without advance notice to lawmakers and then to send the notification, which is required under the War Powers Act, as entirely classified.