NATO approves missiles on Turkey-Syria border

Military alliance approves use of Patriot missiles in Turkey amid fears over Syrian chemical weapons.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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