Syrian spillover may destabilize neighbors

Syria’s protracted civil war is threatening to destabilize neighboring U.S. allies in the Middle East.

A youth and goats pass by Turkish military stationed on the Turkish side of the border near Syrian rebel-controlled town of Tel Abyad, in Akcakale, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops have returned fire after a mortar shell from Syria again landed on its territory. Turkish artillery has fired at Syrian targets for two straight days after shelling from Syria killed five civilians in Turkey. .(AP Photo)

A youth and goats pass by Turkish military stationed on the Turkish side of the border near Syrian rebel-controlled town of Tel Abyad, in Akcakale, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops have returned fire after a mortar shell from Syria again landed on its territory. Turkish artillery has fired at Syrian targets for two straight days after shelling from Syria killed five civilians in Turkey. .(AP Photo)

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