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Sunday, 16 December 2012 - 18:29
Patriot missiles a warning to Syria's al-Assad
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The United States and Germany are sending Patriot missiles and troops to the Turkish border, a warning to Syria's besieged President Bashar al-Assad.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said The surface-to-air interceptors would be "dealing with threats that come out of Syria.

Threats would include Syrian strikes inside Turkey and fighting between the government and rebels that extends into Turkey.

Errant Syrian artillery shells struck the Turkish border town of Akcakale and killed five Turkish civilians in October.

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