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The West lacks the commitment to implement a no-fly zone over Syria

Escalation is likely to beget escalation

By Tim Eaton  

shows the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Bani Zeid district of Syria's Aleppo ©AP/Press Association Images

Boris Johnson rounded on Russia in this week’s parliamentary debate on Syria. The Foreign Secretary backed French calls for Russia to be referred to the International Criminal Court for its bombing campaign in Aleppo. This was a largely symbolic move, much like his encouragement of the protests outside the Russian embassy. But Johnson also struck a realistic tone on the proposal to establish…

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