BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – A senior Kurdish official told Kurdistan 24 on Wednesday that she would welcome a no-fly-zone over northern Syria because it would prevent any-kind of air attack by the Turkish military.

Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the Kurdish co-head of the Defense Office in the self-administration of the north and east of Syria, welcomed this idea because it would also force the Turkish regime to reconsider their plans to launch a military operation east of the Euphrates.

“We would very much welcome that. We would welcome it even more if it could also include Afrin,” she added.

In reference to Afrin, the Ahmed criticized the Turkish operation and its violation of international law.

“Turkey had no legitimate reasons to attack Afrin,” Ahmed claimed, adding that “in international law, this is not allowed.”

Ahmed’s comments come just 48 hours after the U.S. envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, told reporters that Washington is looking to implement a no-fly-zone over northern Syria that would resemble the one they setup in Iraq in the 1990’s.

“Remember, we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force. Under 2254, there is language on a UN-managed and operated ceasefire. That can be partner forces. That can be other countries’ forces,” he said.

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kurds should not talk about UN law bcuz they have violated the law by allowing US to create illegal base without legitimate government in Syria and SDF is stealing resource and persucating Arab populated area and just developing kurds majority area . No Fly zone will only create more mess for Kurds as far as US is still in Syria.

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The only legitimate democratic governance in Syria is in the DFNS. As for your racism, grow up.

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what racism you c**t? Kurds are not a race, dumbass.

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Karel Vd Geest

As the SAA left Northern Syria on its own accord, Syria must not now complain about new structures being formed. A void always gets filled.

That they do not like the new structures, that is its problem. As SDF was and is being attacked by IS, Islamists, it is their responsability to accept any aid offered, the more so as, as in Afrin, neither Assad nor SAA gave any effective aid.

A no fly zone will deprive Turkey and its mercenaries the chance to overrun the SDF forces and to bomb the civilians. The same goes for Syrian airforce.

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Syrian forces were run out of the North east by US financed terrorists.

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Stern Daler

@Nevesky, right but nevertheless the YPG stepped in to defend the Kurdish and Christian people in the area from Sunni and Arab terrorist.

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@Karel Vd Geest, You cannot bar the Syrian planes. The SDF zone is no recognized state but part of Syria.

No no fly zone can be only directed against foreign intruders.

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Françoise LAGATHU

Et dans le droit international il est autorisé que des minorités traîtres, avec l’appui de puissances étrangères prennent possession d’une partie du territoire?
Et pourtant elles ont été si bien acceuillies!

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f*****g traitor! Joo puppet.

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johnny was

f**k assad, his back stabbing arab army, the sultan and his young turks. never again will kurds be told what to do by invading half arsed arab and turk scum. and f**k you, you racist c**t

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Racism? Oh you must be “Pete” with another account. Kurds are not a race so you can’t be racist towards Kurds. Also, Arabs and Turks were in the ME long before Kurds even came into existence. Kurds are Iranian nomads who developed their “Kurdish” identity not even 500 years ago. And Kurds will leave all the areas they have stolen from the Syrian nation. You’re enemies of the people of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and Armenia. No wonder you love “Israel”. Now, being a Zio c**t… THAT is racist. c**t!

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anti semitism is racist ignorant tunnel dwelling s**t eating rat boy

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Do a no fly zone for all foreign planes over the whole of Syria. Tongue out.

p.s. Except for planes of powers explicitly allowed by the Syrian government or sent to Syria by an UNSC mandate.