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Czechs to leave for NATO mission on Turkish-Syrian border

ČTK |
8 January 2013

Prague, Jan 7 (CTK) - Four Czech military specialists will leave for a NATO mission on the Turkish-Syrian border on Thursday to protect Turkey against the Syrian regime, server Lidovky.cz wrote Monday.

Signallers from north Moravia will ensure connection between the operation command and units.

The Czechs will leave for Turkey with Slovaks and Poles from the 3rd NATO communication battalion.

Soldiers from several NATO countries will take part in the mission. U.S., German and Dutch Patriot missile systems will be deployed to protect the Turkish border land.

Four three-month rotations of specialists are planned for this year. It is expected that NATO will ask the Czech Republic to participate in each of them, the server wrote.

The signallers' mission is yet to be approved by the government.

Government spokesman Michal Schuster said the point is not on the agenda of the government's Wednesday meeting, Lidovky.cz wrote.

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