US to Deploy HIMARS to Turkey-Syria Border

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    Turkish minister says U.S. to deploy rocket launchers near Syrian border

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    The United States will deploy a rocket launcher system in Turkey near the border with a part of Syria held by Islamic State, Turkey's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

    Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by the Haberturk newspaper as saying that the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) would arrive in May near a part of southeastern Turkeythat has repeatedly been hit by rocket fire from Syria.

    A senior U.S. military official confirmed the matter was under discussion but declined to comment further.

    The deployment is part of a strategy to seal off an area around the Syrian town of Manbij, which could deprive Islamic State fighters of a logistical route they have used to bring in supplies and foreign recruits.

    "We have reached an agreement with the Americans to seal off the Manbij region and our strategy on that is clear," Cavusoglu told Haberturk in an interview during a trip to Riyadh.

    "As part of this deal, HIMARS systems will be arriving in Turkey's borders in May. Therefore we will be able to hit Islamic State in a more efficient way," he said.

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    This is needed for Syria border, equivalent Turkish System with high accuracy like HIMARS is not in service with military yet.

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    Delivered to UAE

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    Number below are most likely outdated as we always hear news of ranges being extended.

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