US may send two Patriot missile batteries with 400 soldiers to Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews December 14, 2012
The US plans to send two Patriot missile batteries and about 400 military personnel to Turkey, two unnamed NATO officials told New York Times. All six batteries- two from the US, two from Germany and two from the Netherlands- will be under NATOs command and control and they are scheduled to be operational by the end of January, according to the newspaper. Germany and the Netherlands are also expected to send 400 and 360 soldiers respectively. NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen yesterday said that he believed the al-Assad government in Syria was approaching collapse.

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