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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 [1]
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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[1] Deutsche Welle: http://www.dw.de/german-cabinet-decides-to-send-troops-to-turkey-syria-border/a-16430831

[2] 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

[3] 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

[4] 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

[5] Turkey Deploys 25 F-16s To Syria Border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-deploys-25-f-16s-to-syria-border.html

[6] 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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