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Syrian Regime Using Iranian Weapons

The Assad regime in Syria has begun using Iranian made missiles, according to comments from unnamed U.S. officials to CNN. CNN reported Friday:

[Assad's forces] fired at least two Iranian-made, short-range ballistic missiles in what appears to be an effort to more precisely target Syrian rebels… The Fateh A-110 missiles are more accurate than the older Scud variants that Syrian government forces have used in recent weeks.

Although these short-range missile attacks would not be able to reach the Turkish border, where NATO is sending U.S., German and Dutch Patriot missile batteries to protect, concern over ballistic missiles accounts for the beefing up of border defenses.

Source: Salon. Read full article. (link)

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