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France backs Syria no-fly zone

Posted By admin On August 24, 2012 @ 2:21 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Aug 24, 2012

PARIS: France indicated Thursday that it would consider supporting a partial no-fly zone over Syria, turning the screws on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime as fighting rages in Damascus and second city Aleppo.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian however warned that shutting all of Syria’s air space would mean “going to war” and would require a willing international coalition that has not yet materialized.

Speaking on France 24 television, Le Drian called for considering a partial closure of Syria’s air space, as suggested by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“A possible delimited zone around which there could be a ban of some sort, such as suggested by Hillary Clinton, should be studied,” he said.

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[1] AFP: http://tribune.com.pk/story/425650/france-backs-syria-no-fly-zone/

[2] France and UK ‘not ruling out’ Syrian no-fly zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-and-uk-%e2%80%98not-ruling-out%e2%80%99-syrian-no-fly-zone.html

[3] France imposes media blackout on Mali war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-imposes-media-blackout-on-mali-war.html

[4] France warns Syria of forceful response over chemical weapon claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-warns-syria-of-forceful-response-over-chemical-weapon-claims.html

[5] Moscow Concerned by US Plans for No-Fly Zone in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-concerned-by-us-plans-for-no-fly-zone-in-syria.html

[6] Former Defense Secretary Says US Will Probably Enforce “No Fly Zone” Over Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-defense-secretary-says-us-will-probably-enforce-no-fly-zone-take-aggressive-action-over-syria.html

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