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German cabinet decides to send troops to Turkey-Syria border
Posted By admin On December 7, 2012 @ 6:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Deutsche Welle 
Dec 7, 2012
The German cabinet has decided to send up to 400 troops to Turkey’s border with Syria as part of a NATO mission. The troops are to accompany Patriot missile systems requested by Turkey.
The government confirmed in an early morning cabinet session what had emerged in media reports on Thursday.
Germany is one of three NATO nations, along with the US and the Netherlands, that have access to the Patriot missile defense systems Turkey has requested to help defend against spillover violence in neighboring Syria. The troops Germany is considering sending would be used to operate the Patriot missiles.
German deployment purely defensive
A vote in the German parliament on the new military engagement is expected next week.
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URLs in this post:
 Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw.de/german-cabinet-decides-to-send-troops-to-turkey-syria-border/a-16430831
 NATO votes to deploy Patriot missiles on Turkey-Syria border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-votes-to-deploy-patriot-missiles-on-turkey-syria-border.html
 Turkey seeks NATO deployment of Patriot missiles on Syria border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-seeks-nato-deployment-of-patriot-missiles-on-syria-border.html
 White House announces it will not send troops into Syria, deploys them to the border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-announces-it-will-not-send-troops-into-syria-deploys-them-to-the-border.html
 Turkey Deploys 25 F-16s To Syria Border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-deploys-25-f-16s-to-syria-border.html
 Escalation on Syria-Turkey border ‘extremely dangerous’: UN’s Ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/escalation-on-syria-turkey-border-%e2%80%98extremely-dangerous%e2%80%99-un%e2%80%99s-ban.html
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