Support a life-saving No Fly Zone over Northern Syria
The story so far
The Syrian air force just dropped chlorine gas bombs on children in northwest Syria. Activists have alleged that the regime dropped barrel bombs containing chlorine gas on the residential town in two attacks. The victims were six people, all from the same family, three of which were young children.
This is not the first time Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people. The latest allegations come just days after the UN Security Council condemned the use of chemical weapons, including chlorine, in Syria.
No Fly Zone
The US, Turkey, UK, France and others are right now seriously considering enforcing a safe ‘No Fly’ zone in Northern Syria. Advisers close to President Obama support it, but he is worried he won’t have public support.
“A safe zone, enforced by the US, Turkey, UK, France and other governments, is a modest step that can de-escalate the conflict and help stop the slaughter of civilians. It would not drag the west into a ground war. Experts say the Syrian military won’t be able to successfully challenge a No Fly Zone.”
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How we can help
“As long as Assad has control over the airspace, he will think he can win this brutal war by bombing communities into submission. But if we support the No Fly Zone, it can stop now.” – Avaaz
With public support, we can convince world leaders to enforce a No Fly Zone over Northern Syria. Add your support now by signing the petition.
“As citizens around the globe horrified by the slaughter of innocents in Syria, we call on you to enforce an air exclusion zone in Northern Syria, including Aleppo, to stop the bombardment of Syria’s civilians and ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those most in need.”