Saudi Arabia ready to take part in any US-led ground operations in Syria


Saudi Arabia expressed its readiness to send ground troops to Syria if the US-led coalition decided that such operation is necessary, an adviser to the Saudi defense minister said.

The kingdom is ready to participate in any ground operations that the coalition [against Islamic State] may agree to carry out in Syria,” Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, who is also the spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, told al-Arabiya.

According to Asseri, Saudi Arabia has been an active member of the US-led coalition since the country’s warplanes carried out more than 190 aerial missions against Islamic State targets.

If there was a consensus from the leadership of the coalition, the kingdom is willing to participate in these efforts because we believe that aerial operations are not the ideal solution and there must be a twin mix of aerial and ground operations,” the spokesman stressed.

When asked to comment on the Saudi proposal, US State Department spokesman, John Kirby, said he had not yet seen it, but stressed that the coalition is generally supportive of having partners who contribute more in the fight against IS.

I would not want to comment specifically on this until we’ve had a chance to review it,” Kirby said at briefing.

The US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) since mid-2014.

Over the course of the operation, US President Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that there will be no US boots on the ground in Syria.


very keen to get involved even more..and the uae has also offered to go and help their “rebel” force in syria..note the media calls anyone the russians attack..”moderate rebels”..and if the west is attacking they are isil..


~ by seeker401 on February 8, 2016.

6 Responses to “Saudi Arabia ready to take part in any US-led ground operations in Syria”

  1. Reblogged this on Scoop Feed.

  2. What’s Assad supposed to have done compared to these other despots ?

    He runs a country with oil and gas and doesn’t play ball with the oily world
    banksters . “All wars are bankers wars ” General Butler.

    The globalist fiends wont give up on Syria and Iran – and then the rest for Turkey’s new Ottoman empire – supernation no 7

  3. UAE joins chorus of Arab monarchies ready to invade Syria

    Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stated on Sunday that it was ready to ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State. Damascus earlier said it would send unwelcomed invaders back ‘in coffins.’
    The UAE’s preparedness to participate in a ground military operation in Syria was confirmed by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, who said that “US leadership on this” would be a prerequisite.

    “We are not talking about thousands of troops, but we are talking about troops on the ground that will lead the way … that will support … and I think our position remains the same and we will have to see how this progresses,” he added, as cited by Reuters.

  4. Oil wars, seems like they’re trying to create a ‘world’ war in their ‘New World’.

  5. Saudi invasion of Syria: The bluff that could ignite World War III

    Nevertheless, US President Barack Obama has welcomed the Saudi plan to intervene in Syria.

    Obama’s Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is this week due to meet in Brussels with counterparts from the US-led so-called “anti-terror” coalition to make a decision on the whether to activate the Saudi plan. A Saudi military spokesman has already said that if the US-led coalition gives its consent then his country will proceed with the intervention.

    In recent weeks, Carter and other senior US officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, have been calling for increased regional Arab military action against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Carter and Biden have also said the US is prepared to send in its own ground troops en masse if the Geneva peace talks collapse.

    Now, those talks appear to be floundering. So, does that mean that a large-scale invasion of US-led foreign armies in Syria is on the way?

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