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Turkey Primes Army to Respond to Syrian Border Threats .

• http://online.wsj.com, BY JOE PARKINSON
Turkey said its army would now view any threat from Syrian forces along their border as a military target, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization condemned Syria's shooting down of a Turkish military jet last week.

Ambassadors to the 28-nation alliance met in Brussels on Tuesday at Turkey's request to discuss Friday's incident, in which Syrian defense forces fired at an offshore Turkish F-4 Phantom in what Damascus says was Syrian airspace and Turkey says was over international waters.

"It's another example of the Syrian authorities' disregard for international norms, peace and security, and human life,"  

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