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Russia Shuns No-Fly Zone for Syria as Clerics Urge Reprisals

  • Ban would breach Syrian sovereignty, Moscow's envoy says
  • NATO says Russian warplanes entering Turkey was deliberate
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Russia's Syria Strikes: How Should U.S. Respond?

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Russia rebuffed calls for a no-fly zone over Syria as Saudi clerics and Islamist rebels urged for retaliation against its extended bombing campaign that has targeted militant groups in the Arab country.

Officials from Moscow ruled out sending troops to take part in ground operations in Syria, a day after the head of the Russian parliament’s defense committee said volunteers could go to fight, including some who took part in the conflict in Ukraine. NATO meanwhile said Russian incursions into Turkish airspace in recent days looked deliberate.