NATO gives go-ahead to send Patriot missiles to Turkey

BRUSSELS Tue Dec 4, 2012 12:56pm EST

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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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