from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Airspace in which certain aircraft, especially military aircraft, are forbidden to fly.
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- n. an airspace in which aircraft, especially military aircraft, are forbidden to fly
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However, the only reason that Ansar al-Islam could exist in that part of Kurdish Iraq was because the U.S. Air Force had been enforcing a no-fly zone in the region for more than a decade, which meant that the Pentagon had more control over that part of Kurdistan than Saddam did.
The air force is still enforcing a no-fly zone over Promise City.
Zarqawi’s initial Iraq operation was limited to Kurdistan, part of the no-fly zone established by the United States in northern Iraq that was outside Saddam Hussein’s control.
Diplomatic Disagreements Libya : South Africa agreed to no-fly zone but would prefer African Union to negotiate a cease-fire instead of continuing NATO campaign to force Moammar Gadhafi to step down.