Encyclopedia > No-Fly Zone

  Article Content

No-Fly Zone

The United States, Great Britain and France proclaimed the no-fly zones in Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War to protect Kurds in the north and Shiite Muslims in the south. France withdrew from the patrols in 1996.

The United States and Britain argue the patrols are authorized under U.N. Security Council Resolution 688 adopted April 5, 1991. The text "condemns the repression of the Iraqi civilian population in many parts of Iraq," but it doesn't specifically mention no-fly zones.

[1] (http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/5508408.htm)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Sort algorithm

... (worst, average and best behaviour) in terms of the size of the list (n). Typically, good behaviour is O(n log n) and bad behaviour is O(n2). Sort algorithms which only ...