US ‘fully’ backs Turkey’s response to Syrian fire

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes questions during a news conference in the Press Briefing Room at the State Department in Washington, US, January 7, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

The United States on Tuesday threw its support behind NATO ally Turkey over its reprisals against the Syrian army following regime shelling.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the mortar attack on Turkish posts in Syria’s Idlib province “a grave escalation” and said US officials “fully support Turkey’s justified self-defense actions in response.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01