Wednesday, June 13, 2012

France calls for force to be used against Syria as wounded rebels tell of being attacked by Assad's helicopters

France has called for the United Nations to enforce envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan for Syria - in a move which could see force used against Assad's regime.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he was hoping that Russia, a key ally of Syria, would agree to invoking the UN's Chapter 7 to make it happen.

It allows the use of military force. The first stage could be to impose a No Fly Zone and allow humanitarian aid into the country.

But, as seen in other conflicts, could escalate to more drastic action if the regime doesn't bend to international demands.

And echoing UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous's comments yesterday, he said the Syrian conflict was now a 'civil war'. Read More