The US and Turkey are looking at all steps to help Syrian rebel forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad, including a no-fly zone, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday.
Clinton said after talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that their countries needed to get into detailed operational planning on how to assist the rebels and bring a halt to the violence.
Overnight Syrian and Jordanian forces clashed along the border in an incident that highlighted international concerns that the civil war in Syria could ignite a wider regional conflict.
Fresh US sanctions aim to “expose and disrupt” links between Iran, Lebanon’s armed Hezbollah movement and Syria, Clinton said.
The “Assad’s regime and stop the bloodshed, she said, also warning that Syria must not become a haven for Kurdish rebels battling Turkey.
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