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Syrian-Americans call no-fly zone in the middle NATO summit

Monday, May 21, 2012

While anti-war protesters rallied against the involvement of NATO in conflicts around the world on Sunday, a group of Syrian-Americans met in Chicago to call on NATO to enforce a fly zone over their homeland.

Activist claim more than 12,000 people were killed by the Syrian government since protesters took to the streets in March 2011. The conflict has recently spilled over into western neighbor Syria, Lebanon.

Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told AFP on Monday that the Cold War, the wartime alliance of Western countries "did not intend to intervene" in Syria, although "the Western powers helped overthrow Libya Muammar Gaddafi last year.

"We strongly condemn the behavior of the Syrian security forces and their crackdown on the Syrian people and we urge the Syrian leadership to meet the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people," he said.

Watch the video on YouTube on May 21, below:

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