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Yemen Rebel Missile Downed Near Mecca: Coalition

Yemeni rebels have launched one of their longest-range strikes against Saudi Arabia, firing a ballistic missile that was shot down near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi-led coalition fighting them said Friday.

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U.S. Pulls Patriot Missiles from Southeastern Turkey

The Kurdish Rudaw news agency reports that American Patriot missile batteries have been withdrawn from the Syrian border in southeastern Turkey. Their two-year deployment began in 2013, and was not renewed after it expired this month.

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Patriot Missiles ‘Redeployed’ from Turkey to U.S. for Upgrades

The United States has announced that its Patriot defensive missile batteries will be pulled from Turkey and “redeployed” to the U.S. this fall, ostensibly to receive “critical modernization upgrades” following a “review of global missile defense posture,” as the U.S. Embassy in Turkey put it.