U.S. units going to Turkey to intercept Syria missiles

Posted: December 15, 2012 at 3:31 a.m.

A Syrian rebel ÿres through a wall Friday during a battle with government forces in Tal Sheer.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an official deployment order Friday to send 400 U.S. military personnel and two Patriot air defense batteries to Turkey as its cross-border tensions intensify with Syria.

Panetta: US to Send 400 Troops to Turkey

The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack. (By AP)
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