US: Turkish artillery fire undermines regional stability

Turkish artillery fire into Afrin would undermine regional stability a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday.

Speaking in a daily press briefing US State Department official said, “We do not believe that a military operation serves the cause of regional stability, Syrian stability or indeed Turkish concerns about the security of their border”.

The spokesperson said that he had limited information about Turkey’s reported military moves and added, “The kind of threats or activities which these initial reports may be referring to, we don’t think advance any of these issues. They are destabilizing”.