Conflict Syria and Turkey Rated Will Rise and Spread

It is feared that the conflict between the two countries will spread to neighboring countries.

Sustained gunfire between Syria and Turkey raised fears that the conflict could rise and according to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, could spread to neighboring countries.

Panetta said the U.S. used diplomatic channels to express concerns about the armed conflict and the hope that was not widespread.

His comments responding to warnings from the Turkish prime minister that his country could be going to war with Syria's official.

Turkey and Syria each pitted their artillery guns on Saturday (6/10) when the rebels do battle with the forces of President Bashar Assad near the border, leading to increased fears that the crisis could escalate into a regional conflict.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday (5/10) and a warning to Damascus not to test "the limits and defense" Turkey and said Ankara did not mess around with this warning and will not tolerate any action.

In other comments during a press conference with the Minister of Defense of Peru, Pedro Cateriano, Panetta warned that the international community is ready to impose more sanctions on Iran if it does not initiate action changes over its nuclear program.