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    Syria military 'continuing to fire Scud-type missiles'

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The Syrian military has continued to fire Scud-type missiles against anti-government forces, NATO's top official said, describing the move as an act of desperation of a regime nearing its end. Although none of the Syrian rockets hit Turkish territory, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday said the use of the medium-range ballistic rockets showed that NATO was justified in deploying six batteries of Patriot anti-missile systems in neighbouring Turkey. Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports.