Tag Archives: No Fly Zone

Syrian Air Defenses Are First Targets if No-Fly Zone Established

By: Andre DeNesnera WASHINGTON DC, United States — Rebels fighting Syrian government forces have been urging the West to establish a no-fly zone over the country, but are getting little international support. Western defense experts see difficulties in a no-fly … Continue reading

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Syria diplomacy stalls over safe zone

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Any new push likely to remain on hold until the November 6 US presidential election. Turkey’s unsuccessful appeal for a humanitarian safe zone inside Syria offers the clearest sign yet that diplomacy to end the bloodshed in … Continue reading

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France confirms it is working to establish buffer zone within Syria

By: Adrian Blomfield and Damien McElroy GAZIANTEPE, Turkey – France has confirmed that Western states were working with Turkey to establish buffer zones within Syria as the international community scrambled to formulate a response to the rapidly worsening crisis in … Continue reading

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Leaders urge U.N. Security Council to push for Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS – Global leaders and aid groups urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to push for humanitarian access in Syria and prevent thousands of people displaced by the 17-month conflict from being “held hostage” by the world body’s political deadlock. … Continue reading

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Obama Threatens Force Against Syria

President Obama warned Syria on Monday that it would face American military intervention if there were signs that its arsenal of unconventional weapons was being moved or prepared for use. It was Mr. Obama’s first direct threat of force against … Continue reading

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Russian official: Assad ready to go, brother lost legs

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is ready to give up his powers, said the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Bogdanov, according to the Saudi Al-Watan newspaper. Bogdanov told the Arabic daily that now the only role of Russia is … Continue reading

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Pentagon sees uptick in Syrian air attacks

WASHINGTON DC, United States – The Pentagon on Monday deplored what it saw as an increasing use of air power by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government against rebels, but stopped short of suggesting a move toward any additional steps like … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels need no-fly zone-opposition leader

By: Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said on Sunday. Battles … Continue reading

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Turkey signals to US, may go ahead ‘solo’ with safety zones in Syria

By: Lamiya Adilgizi and Servet Yanatma ISTANBUL, Turkey – While NATO allies Turkey and the US have started synchronizing their contingency operation plans for Syria amid the influx of thousands of refugees into Turkey in recent days, Turkey has made … Continue reading

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U.S., Turkey to study Syria no-fly zone

The United States and Turkey indicated they were studying a range of possible measures over Syria, including a no-fly zone, as battles between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces shook Aleppo and the heart of Damascus. U.S. Secretary of State … Continue reading

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