The U.S. is backing its ally Turkey — saying it was right to respond by twice firing on Syrian military positions after a Syrian mortar shell killed five Turkish civilians. The U.S. hopes the Turkish action and strong U.N. and NATO statements will deter Syria from any further provocations.
U.S. Hopes U.N. Rebuke Will Deter Syrian Regime
Fri, October 5, 2012 8:00am
Story by Michele Kelemen
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