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5:30 am
Fri October 5, 2012

U.S. Hopes U.N. Rebuke Will Deter Syrian Regime

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 6:36 am

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.