Originally Posted by perseus
I understand that an official 'no fly zone' wouldn't have the authority to bring down helicopters, how come, are these designated as army or ground forces?
Doesn't make much sense. The US made the same blunder with the no-fly zone in Iraq at the end of Desert Storm. The Iraqis couldn't believe they could still use their helicopters to attack the Marsh Arabs.
I guess it's easier to identify a fast-mover as hostile and not on a medevac task than it is a helicopter.