Official: NATO OKs Patriot missiles for Turkey

BRADLEY KLAPPER SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Published:

BRUSSELS (AP) -- A NATO official says the military alliance has approved plans to send Patriot anti-missile systems to southern Turkey to bolster its defense against strikes from neighboring Syria.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was expected to make the announcement later Tuesday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.