Could this be the end for the Islamic State? A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight ISIS face-to-face, provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.
Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has taken part in coalition airstrikes against ISIS since the U.S.-led campaign began in September 2014, but would now provide ground troops.
The United States is scheduled to convene a meeting of defense ministers from countries fighting ISIS in Brussels this month.
“We are determined to fight and defeat Daesh,” Asiri said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He didn’t elaborate on how many troops the kingdom would send. Saudi Arabia is deeply involved in Yemen’s civil war, where it is fighting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Coleman Montero says
Hope they mean it
Michael Caterino says
It’s about time these towel heads stepped up, and deal with the HATE that they themself preach! I say drop more weapons to every Muslim country and let them all kill themselfs off!!!
Betcha Azz the Saudis have no Fruity “Rules of Engagement!!
The Saudis have backed Wahabbi trained Imans to spread their ideology throughout the Western world through Muslim colonization which is an anti democratic type of theology. They were also responsible for funding anti Assad groups since the Syrians were allied with Shiite Iran and Assads are Alawite, which is a derivative of the Shiites. If the Saudis are serious about fighting ISIS they have the capability of doing so at the moment without waiting for a coalition of the willing (by mouth only) who have yet to send any combat units in the field to destroy ISIS . Obama has actually held back the present coalition forces from destroying ISIS by preventing attacks on the oil fields and the transports and also holding back on attacking their training camps. What i am saying is i do not trust the Saudis who are willing to pay to build 200 mosques in Germany but not allow any Syrian refugees into their country.
The Saudi sheikdom need not send ground troops to hinder the removal of ISIL by Russian forces. Saudi sheiks need only to stop funding ISIL. Discontinuing the attack on Jemen, under the guise of fighting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, would also hinder
the progress of DAESH. The gov. of Jemen is one of the few area countries that is fighting the Saudi-funded Daesh, which angers the Saudi sheiks. There is not civil war in Jemen, similar to Syria. The ISIL-Daesh insurgents pursue the goal of “7 countries in 5 years” that was “discovered” in the Pentagon on 21 September 2001. Iraq and Syria are two on the list. The Saudis support NATO nations, who pursue the Israeli goal of converting the 7 countries into “greater Israel.”