NATO not working on ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria


NATO currently has no plans to put up a “no-fly zone” in northern Syria as requested by Turkey to lessen security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, a top general of the military alliance says.

“A no-fly zone is a resource-intensive undertaking…. But that’s not something we’re looking at right now in this context,” Lieutenant General John Nicholson, the new head of NATO’s Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), said in an interview in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir.

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