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White House says no-fly zone for Syria remains on table

A no-fly zone has not been ruled out by President Obama in response to the ongoing conflict.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama has not ruled out the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria in response to the ongoing conflict there.

"Every option available to the president remains on the table when it comes to our policy towards Syria. That of course includes the possibility of a no-fly zone," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a news briefing.