Sunday, January 27, 2013

NATO missile defense battery on Syrian border operational

The first of six Patriot missile batteries being deployed to Turkey to protect against attack from Syria was declared operational and placed under NATO command, the international organization said Saturday.

The battery, provided by the Netherlands, is meant to protect the city of Adana by shooting down missiles that could come over the Syrian border. Turkey has become a harsh critic of the regime in Syria, where a vicious civil war has left at least 60,000 people dead.

The United States, Germany and the Netherlands are providing two batteries each of the latest version of the U.S.-made Patriots.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/27/nato-says-1st-missile-defense-battery-deployed-to-turkey-is-operational/