Syria denounces NATO move to deploy anti-missile system

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BEIRUT (AP) – Syria is voicing anger over NATO‘s move to deploy a Patriot missile defense system along Turkey’s border with Syria.

Germany says it’s sending two of its Patriot batteries with a total of 400 soldiers to the border area, where they’ll be under NATO command for one year.

NATO agreed this week to send the weapons to help prevent cross-border attacks against Turkey.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting today with her Russian counterpart and the U.N.’s peace envoy for Syria, on the sidelines of a human rights conference in Dublin.

Washington and Moscow have sharply disagreed on how to address Syria’s conflict, with the U.S. accusing Russia of protecting the Syrian government. Russia, in turn, accuses the United States of meddling.

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