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NATO gives go-ahead to send Patriot missiles to Turkey

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 4 Dec 2012 17:56 GMT
Author: Reuters
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BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - NATO gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to Turkey to protect it from any spillover of the civil war in neighbouring Syria, a NATO official said.

"NATO has agreed to augment Turkey's air-defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles to Turkey," a NATO official said.

Russia, Syria and Iran have criticised Turkey's request to the alliance to send the Patriots which can be used to intercept missiles.

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