- Germany has stopped the Patriot anti-aircraft type to help defend Turkish airspace. The missile defense is to have stood after almost three years at the Syrian border, turned off, the German army reported Thursday. The 250 German soldiers are involved in the effort, come to the end of January back home.
According to the Ministry of Defence is the threat of rocket fire from Syria fell sharply. NATO member Turkey did in 2012 called on the alliance to help protect the airspace along the southern border against missiles from the fray of the Syrian civil war. That was the year broken out before. Netherlands posted from early 2013 until early this year Patriots in Turkey.
The US has also put down Patriots, but which according to the German spokesmen also disabled. On behalf of NATO is still receiving some Spanish air defenses. The Patriots were earlier this month again in the spotlight when a Sukhoi Su- 30 of the Russian Air Force Turkish airspace violated from Syria.