No-fly zone in Syria?
- By Richard Branson -
- Sep 21, 2012
Yesterday saw the deadliest single air strike of Syria's civil war, with as many as 54 people killed when a government fighter jet bombed a petrol station in northern Syria.
There does seem a way of saving thousands of lives in Syria and that is for the United Nations to create a no-fly zone. If the regime is stopped from using their helicopter gunships and aircraft this would make an enormous difference.
It should also speed up the process of ending the fighting. It is perhaps the one thing that the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, might be able to get the Russians and Chinese to agree to.
Desmond Tutu, who chairs The Elders, said: “We know of the talent that Lakhdar can bring to this peace mission, and hope that all of those in a position to help end this deadly conflict will speak and work with him.”
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Image by Frederic Noy | The Elders
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group