ANKARA, July 22 (KUNA) -- The government of Turkey dispatched new military
reinforcements to borders with Syria after reports of Syrian Free Army
capturing a third border crossing with Turkey.
According to a statement quoted by Turkish news agency (Anadolu), two
military convoys were sent to Turkish Mardin Province, bordering Syrian,
adding that military units would include transportation vehicles of soldiers
and equipment mainly for the air defense systems.
The report noted at the same time that the Turkish army has dispatched
anti-missile Patriot batteries in various military border sites.
The Turkish military boost comes after reports of military escalation
inside Syria between the Syrian Free Army and regime forces.
The reinforcement comes also after reports on the Syrian Free Army
capturing two main border crossings with Iraq since the past three days. (end)
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