NATO officials to survey Turkey-Syria border for possible deployment Patriot missile 2611122
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Defense News - Turkey
|Monday, November 26, 2012, 05:54 PM|
|NATO officials to survey Turkey-Syria border for possible deployment of Patriot air defense missile.|
NATO officials will start surveying sites along the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, for possible deployment of Patriot air defense systems, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. The NATO delegation includes 30 experts from the United States, Germany and the Netherlands, all of whom have Patriots in their arsenals.
The Turkish General Staff said that the Patriot missile systems will not be used to establish a no-fly zone or to conduct offensive operations, but only “against an air or missile threat from Syria,” the Hurriyet daily said, citing the statement.