US speaks out about violence at Syria-Turkey border

The recent violence comes amid rising tensions between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkish troops and pro-Ankara forces in Syria.

Washington is “deeply concerned” about the recent outbreak of violence along Syria’s northern border with Turkey that has killed at least 21 civilians.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Aug. 22 that Washington was “deeply concerned” by the recent outbreak of violence along Syria’s northern border with Turkey that killed at least 21 civilians.

Price added that the U.S. condemns civilian casualties in “Al-Bab, Hasakah and elsewhere” areas, and called on all sides to maintain ceasefire boundaries.

According to the spokesman, Washington maintains its commitment to the goal of “completely defeating” the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group as well as seeking a political solution to the Syrian conflict.