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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Syria Civil Defence ‘White Helmets’ call for No-Fly Zone following chemical attack


Protest called for Sunday 22nd March, 2-4pm, US Embassy London, in response to the latest chemical attacks by Assad’s air force.

Facebook event page.

These attacks violate three UN Security Council resolutions: UNSCR 2118 and UNSCR 2209 on chemical weapons in Syria, and UNSCR 2139 which demanded an end to barrel bomb attacks on civilian-populated areas.

The attacks in Idlib came just ten days after the Security Council adopted resolution 2209 (2015), which notes that “the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would constitute a violation of resolution 2118” and decides that “in the event of future non-compliance with resolution 2118” the Security Council will “impose measures under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.”

Above images: 17th March London protest outside the US Embassy.

Following the 16 March attacks, Syria Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, have called for the imposition of a no-fly zone in Syria to stop further air attacks on civilians by the Assad regime.You can sign a petition in support on their website, www.whitehelmets.org.

Press release from The Syria Campaign.

See the syria2015.org.uk site for more on our 4th Anniversary March demand for a no-fly zone.