Is it possible to impose a No-fly-zone in NorthWest of Syria after the recent Rebels advances in the area? | archicivilians
Recently, Turkey demanded a foreign support to impose a no-fly zone in Northern Syria, mainly in the North West of Syria near the Syrian/Turkish borders.
Other countries like US, UK and France have agreed on this, since it will give safe areas for the refugees and the civilians in Northern Syria, as the Syrian Regime still using Chemical weapons (toxic gases like Chlorine) in the recent attacks on the Rebel-held cities in Northern Syria.
It was quite hard to go for this move due to the heavy ongoing battles in the area and the (Syrian Regime and allies) rejection, since there are still Regime-held areas in the North West.
Currently, this move has been more possible to happen after the huge recent Rebel advances in December 2014 and early 2015 by preventing the Regime siege on Aleppo city, seizing two of the largest military camps in Northern Syria (Wadi al-Dayf and Hamidiyah military camps) and finally taking the provincial capital of Idlib, the Regime ended up by three areas in the North West of Syria (mainly where the no-fly-zone considered to take place).
Rebels still need to end the last Regime presence in the area:
- Nubbol and Zahraa towns in Northern Aleppo.
- Kafrayya and al-Fuah towns in Northern Idlib.
- The road between al-Mastumeh and Jisr ash-Shughur city in Idlib Province (including Ariha town and some villages).
The Syrian Coalition announced recently to take Idlib city as their headquarter in Syria, which will need to be secured under a safe zone to prevent the Regime barrel bombs and chemical weapons attacks. Therefore, it is more possible to see a no-fly-zone in North West of Syria very soon, and it mostly depend in the military changes as Rebels must show their ability to protect these areas from any Regime advances on the ground.