BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile says civilians trying to flee the civil war that's raging across the country need protection from government air attacks.
The president of the Syrian National Council is calling on the international community to enforce a no-fly zone in border areas. He tells The Associated Press that such a move by the international community would show President Bashar Assad's regime that his opponents are serious.
Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S and Turkey are discussing a range of steps including a no-fly zone over parts of Syria amid increasing air attacks on rebel positions.
Syrian activists reported battles in the suburbs of Damascus, the city of Aleppo, central Homs province, and the southern town of Daraa today.
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