Turkey says it didn’t target the U.S. outpost but was responding to fire from Kurdish groups nearby.
The officials say they expect the evacuation to be temporary.
— Sarah El Deeb and Lolita C. Baldor
The Pentagon says U.S. troops in Syria came under artillery fire from the Turks on Friday, in an area where Turkey knows Americans are present.
Navy Capt. Brook DeWalt, a Pentagon spokesman, says the artillery explosion came within a few hundred meters of the area where U.S. troops were.
He says no troops were injured and U.S. forces have not withdrawn from Kobani.
Turkey says the U.S. was not the target.