February 14, 2016 / 12:23 PM / 3 years ago

Damascus says Turkish shelling supports militants

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government said Turkish shelling of northern Syria amounted to direct Turkish support for insurgent groups, Syrian state TV reported on Sunday, citing a letter to the United Nations.

The letter was sent in response to Turkish shelling of areas of northern Syria captured in recent days by a Kurdish-backed alliance. The Syrian government condemned statements by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as “blatant interference” in Syrian affairs.

Writing by Tom Perry, editing by Larry King

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