Middle East

Dutch Cabinet agrees to NATO request to send 2 Patriot missiles to Turkey

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans arrives at a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

AMSTERDAM: The Dutch government has agreed to send two Patriot missile systems to Turkey after Ankara asked NATO for assistance in defending its border with Syria, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Friday, citing the Dutch foreign minister.

A maximum of 360 personnel will accompany the two surface-to-air missile batteries. It has not yet been decided where they will be sited.





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