WASHINGTON

Turkey is “doing the right thing” as it seeks to thwart a Syrian regime offensive on northwestern Syria, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Friday.

“Russia and the Assad regime are to blame for the humanitarian disaster unfolding in northwest Syria,” the lawmaker from Arkansas said on Twitter. “Our NATO ally Turkey is doing the right thing. Putin and Assad must honor their commitments and stop the massacre.”

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump “expressed his condolences and condemned yesterday’s attack that killed Turkish personnel in Syria” during a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, White House spokesman Judd

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