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U.S. Military Proposal to Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone in Syria

Posted By admin On June 13, 2013 @ 6:25 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

JULIAN E. BARNES And ADAM ENTOUS
Wall Street Journal [1]
June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON—A U.S. military proposal for arming Syrian rebels also calls for a limited no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced from Jordanian territory to protect Syrian refugees and rebels who would train there, according to U.S. officials.

Asked by the White House to develop options for Syria, military planners have said that creating an area to train and equip rebel forces would require keeping Syrian aircraft well away from the Jordanian border.

To do that, the military envisages creating a no-fly zone stretching up to 25 miles into Syria which would be enforced using aircraft flown from Jordanian bases and flying inside the kingdom, according to U.S. officials.

The White House is currently considering proposals to arm the rebels in Jordan, according to U.S. officials. White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden declined to comment on the details of those deliberations.

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[1] Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323734304578543761501124132.html

[2] No Fly Zone Over Syria an Act of War, Gen. Dempsey Warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-fly-zone-over-syria-an-act-of-war-gen-dempsey-warns.html

[3] ‘Israel considers building buffer zone inside Syria’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-considers-building-buffer-zone-inside-syria.html

[4] Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-asks-pentagon-for-syria-no-fly-zone-plan.html

[5] Syria: Putin backs Assad and berates west over proposal to arm rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-putin-backs-assad-and-berates-west-over-proposal-to-arm-rebels.html

[6] Report: Turkey Demands US Impose No Fly Zone Over Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-turkey-demands-us-impose-no-fly-zone-over-syria.html

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