Ankara will post an official request to its NATO partners to deploy Patriot missiles along its border with Syria. The request will be made imminently, said a Turkish Foreign Ministry official Wednesday. It was put on hold pending the US election. A no-fly zone over Syria is still on the table despite NATO’s reluctance to intervene in the Syrian conflict without a Security Council mandate. The Patriot is able to shoot down aircraft up to 160 kilometers away. The official said the Patriot deployment is one of several scenarios under consideration.