No-Fly Zone In Syria: Why Not?

08/17/2012 10:59 am ET | Updated Aug 17, 2012

Despite the ongoing atrocities in Syria, the international community remains deeply divided over whether to institute a no-fly zone over the country.

Wednesday, Human Rights Watch reported that dozens of people were killed by Syrian government airstrikes in the rebel-controlled town Azaz, just as the U.N. released a report alleging Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces and pro-regime militias committed war crimes. More than 20,000 have been killed in Syria over the last 17 months, according to recent estimates.

To discuss the latest developments in Syria, I was joined by Phyllis Bennis, from the Institute for Policy Studies, Mouaz Mostafa, who works with both the Syrian and Libyan opposition groups in the U.S., Asma Magariaf, a Libyan-American activist, and Velma Sarich, the founder of the local Post-Conflict Research Center.

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