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The US authorized the deployment of two Patriot missile batteries and 400 troops to Turkey along the Syrian border. The total of six missile batteries to be deployed by NATO is less than requested by Turkey. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on seven companies and five persons linked to Iran's uranium-enrichment program.
Shaker Masri, an Alabama-born Chicago man, was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. Masri had plotted to be a suicide bomber for al Qaeda or Shabaab in Somalia. Two Alabama men, Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, were arrested in Georgia as they were planning to travel to Mauritania for jihad. Wilson is friends with Omar Hammami, a wanted American terrorist with Shabaab.
US and Philippine officials planned for an increase in the rotational presence of US forces in the Philippines. The military judge overseeing war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo prohibited public disclosure of information about locations where detainees had been held, the names of individuals involved in the process, and details of interrogation techniques.
President Obama said the US will formally recognize the Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The US added the Al Nusrah Front, an offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq, to the terrorist list, and also blacklisted pro-Assad militias that kill civilians as part of a campaign of violence.