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NATO approves missiles on Turkey-Syria border

Military alliance approves use of Patriot missiles in Turkey amid fears over Syrian chemical weapons.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 07:17

Amid concerns about the Assad government using chemical weaponry against the Syrian people, NATO has agreed on deploying the Patriot anti-missile system along Turkey's border with Syria.

This particular defence system uses radar to detect and destroy incoming threats, including missiles and aircrafts.

It can lock onto a target more than 80 km away and can be fired remotely within nine seconds of detecting a threat.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Brussels, Belgium.

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