A deal to set-up “deescalation zones” made by Russia, Iran, and Turkey, called for all aircraft to be banned from flying over these designated zones in war torn Syria. A State Department Official on Friday said that it will not limit the U.S.’s mission against ISIS in Syria in any way.
From Fox News:
the “de-escalation zones” will be closed to military aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition, the Russian official who signed the agreement, Alexander Lavrentye, said Friday. Under the plan, Assad’s air force — and presumably Russian, too — would also halt flights over those areas.
This prompted a response from the Pentagon pertaining to American activities to combat ISIS in the region, from Fox News:
The Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement would not affect the U.S.-led air campaign against IS.
“The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway. ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Sunni militant group.