WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is expressing outrage that Syrian troops fired into a refugee camp in neighboring Turkey. It says the cross-border attack coupled with incidents elsewhere bodes ill for a U.N.-brokered plan to end the violence.
One day ahead of a deadline for Syrian forces to withdraw from cities, the State Department said Monday that instead of abating, the situation had gotten worse. It said the Syrian government appeared to have little commitment to the plan that was negotiated by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan.
Earlier Monday, Syrian forces wounded at least five people in the camp in Turkey. The U.N. estimates some 9,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March 2011.