Turkey sends military convoys toward Syrian border.

Turkish Marine Special Forces patrol on the Italian island of…

Turkish Marine Special Forces patrol on the Italian island of Sardinia during Destined Glory 2005 (Loyal Midas) military exercise, October 7, 2005. Photo by PH1 Timm Duckworth, USN.

Turkish troops and military vehicles deployed toward the border with Syria on Thursday as a precaution after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan gave orders to react to any Syrian threat approaching the frontier.

Erdogan, who has given shelter in the border area to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, announced the new rules of engagement for Turkish troops on the border after Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish warplane last Friday.

“I can confirm there are troops being deployed along the border in Hatay province. Turkey is taking precautions after its jet was shot down,” a Turkish official said on condition of anonymity.

Source: MSNBC

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  • As a US Army soldier this really concerns me! Syria seems to be taking up an offensive stance. I just hope that when NATO decides to engage this issue they do not spread the US Military too thin. We are already in so many places and that makes it difficult to defend out homeland…