Syrian security forces on the border with Turkey have foiled an infiltration attempt by foreign-sponsored insurgents.
In addition to the Turkish border, the insurgents have also made a number of attempts to infiltrate into Syria from the Lebanese border recently.
On August 11, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu repeated calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
In a joint press conference in Istanbul, Clinton said Washington will “hasten the end of… the Assad regime,” and the Turkish foreign minister stated that there was a “need to take joint efforts to prevent a power vacuum from being formed” inside Syria.
On June 21, the New York Times reported that a group of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey and that the agents are helping the anti-Syria governments decide which gangs inside the Arab country will receive arms to fight the Syrian government.
President Assad told the Turkish Cumhuriyet daily in an interview in July that Turkey “has supplied all logistic support to the terrorists who have killed our people.”