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Obama says Syria 'safe zone' a practical problem

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:22

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday it would be very difficult to see how a so-called safe zone would work in Syria without a large military commitment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday it would be very difficult to see how a so-called safe zone would work in Syria without a large military commitment. "The issue surrounding a safe zone in Syrian territory is not a matter of an ideological objection on my part," Obama said at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "It's not a matter of me not wishing I could help and protect a whole bunch of people. It's a very practical issue about how do you do it?" Obama presented a number of questions about such a zone, including what country will "put a bunch of ground troops inside of Syria", a country that has suffered five years of civil war.

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Obama says Syria 'safe zone' a practical problem

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 01:22