ISIL Air Force: A Pretext for A No-Fly Zone Over SyriaPosted On:
In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
It was in the News that Iraqi pilots who have joined ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq & Levant) are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets. 3 outdated rusty fighter-jets from 1960s do not make an air force, and even it does not worth to be in the news. So what is this hype all about?
It seems United States and allies are looking for a pretext to establish a no-fly zone over Syria. From now on if any Mig-21 or Mig-23 flies over Syria, US may shoot down that plane and claim that they thought it was operated by ISIL pilots.
Moreover if Syrian Air defense tries to target a US fighter-jet in response, they will be considered a legitimate target by US.
Let’s wait and see how US will be successful in establishing a no-fly zone in northern Syria and further a buffer zone along the border with Turkey.