BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – Turkey has reportedly asked the United States, a NATO ally, to deploy two Patriot missile systems along its southern border with Syria, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Citing a Turkish official in Ankara, Bloomberg said the purpose of the Patriot missile systems would be to deter the Russian military’s strikes inside the Idlib Governorate, where as many as a dozen Turkish soldiers were killed in the past two weeks.

According to Bloomberg, the request was made by Turkey to the U.S. envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, last week; however, they have yet to receive an answer from Washington.

If the Patriot system was deployed in the Hatay Province, Turkey could deploys its fighter jets to Syria in order to deter the Syrian and Russian air forces, the Bloomberg report said.

On Thursday, the Turkish-backed militants, with support from the Turkish military, launched a counter-offensive to retake the town of Nayrab in eastern Idlib.

As of now, intense clashes are still ongoing at the western outskirts of Nayrab, with early reports claiming that the militants have been repelled by the Syrian Arab Army.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Turkish-backed militants launch surprise operation in western Aleppo

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Karen Bartlett

Turkey started the show. They attacked. They get what they get. Go, SAA and Russia, and God goes with you!

ian
Guest
ian

Which God?

Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Andrew

There is only one God.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

There is one less god than you say, “Andrew” : the real number is ZERO.

Mike
Guest
Mike

After the Houthi bombing in the Saudi oil fields last year and the Iranian attack on the U.S. airbases in Iraq last month, I wouldn’t have much faith in patriot missiles, pathetic Turks.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

There were no Patriot systems on US bases in Iraq and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites prove that Saudi ones were offline for months as you can “see” the Patriots’ radars on SAR imagery with an “X” on computer generated map. The attack on Saudi refineries wasn’t launched by Houthis : cruise missiles were launched from Iraq, drones were launched from boats or maybe from Qatar. Any way, Turkey will get a “Now you bought S-400 from Russia, just use it!” from the Yanks. Patriot may not be the best system around as EuroSAM and Rafael do much better, nevertheless,… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux prostitute mother
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux prostitute mother

Yes keep on crying and justifying the useless junk of patriots you piece of shít kîke.

Jim Pivonka
Guest
Jim Pivonka

Daeshbags-Sux, excellent and thank you.

Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Nestor Arapa

Todo el mundo sabe la religión que practica Erdogan es la hipocresía, la mentira, doble discurso en beneficio personal.
Ahora el miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana, Erdogan, busca volver a lamer las botas de Trump.
Deberían de entender que la palabra de Erdogan no cuenta, Rusia debe sentirse traicionado y SDF nunca debió confiar en EE.UU.

JerryDrakeJr
Guest
JerryDrakeJr

The “Turkish word” is something that does not exist as a synonym for honesty and trust. “Turkish word” is synonymous with lying, deception, deceit, betrayal …
Don’t trust the Turk, you’ll live longer.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

As “taqiyya” (deception) is one of the principles of Islam, well, never trust a Muslim since Coran is all about lying to kafirs (infidels), cheating them, stealing them and then killing ’em… Surat 9 is clea about it!
Actually, muslims are deceived too : there is no Allah at all too…

JerryDrakeJr
Guest
JerryDrakeJr

The “Turkish word” is something that does not exist as a synonym for honesty and trust. “Turkish word” is synonymous with lying, deception, deceit, betrayal …
Don’t trust the Turk, you’ll live longer.

FairsFair
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
FairsFair

The same US Patriot systems the Turks turned down in favour of the Russian S-400 ones???

Tyler Vincent
Guest
Tyler Vincent

So the Turks want US missiles and tech to test Russian s400 radar and sell the data to Jewhadistan?

dupontg
Guest
dupontg

for 3 millions each,it would be not economical to shoot bird or fly

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

PAC-3 is $2M, PAC-3 MSE costs $3M but now you can get Raytheon’s PAAC-4 Skyceptor AKA Rafael’s “Stunner” for $350k and it’s better than PAC-2, PAC-3 and PAC-3MSE…
60% of parts come from Israel on the Raytheon-built ones BTW…
S-300/400’s missiles ain’t cheap too : a 48N6 or a 40N6 also cost about $2-3M, as do most of “serious” anti-air missiles on market.
I really ask myself how Israel does to achieve so low prices : Iron Dome’s Tamir is priced like a Stinger ManPADS while ranging 70km!!!
Some say there are toys parts inside!

Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Garnet Troy Rossi

I strongly advise the Syrian Coalition ( the governments and militaries of Syria, Russia, China, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, and all their allies) to do whatever it takes to hunt down, target, and kill Erdogwan the rabid dog of the Middle East as soon as possible, to prevent a third world war from commencing in Idlib

Jewish parasite
Guest
Jewish parasite

Wujahhaha what would they get from that piece of junk patriot? They don’t work! Russians are going to laugh at that junk.

Member
Master
Upvoted
Commenter
Chauhan Chauhan

Patriot missile will not help Turkey air force bcuz Russia jets will not enter Syria and if turkey shoot down Russian or Syrian plane inside Syria then Turkey will create mess for its own force. it will be declaration of war on Russia and Syria. and defently Turk plane will enter but want go back to turkey.

Member
Regular
Upvoted
Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

This USA-Turkey-NATO-Israel madness goes up exponentially, and only Russia can stop it.

miho
Guest
miho

Patriot vs Iskender

FairsFair
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
FairsFair

The USA is not going to help Erdogan in the problems the latter created for himself and especially not against Russia who might just decide to use some of their cruise missiles they have in the area.
The US administration see Erdogan losing power which is what the earlier US instigated attempted coup was hoping to do.
A Syrian/Russian defeat would kick both Erdogan and his AKP party to the kerb at which time the US administration will drop in their lackeys into Turkey to re-establish US influence. That in turn works against Iraq/Iran/Lebanon/Russia/Syria. It’s all about geo-politics….

Sony321@gmail.com je
Guest

Bloomberg denied that claims