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Pentagon: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will send special forces to Syria

The U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said that Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to send special forces units to participate in anti-terrorist operations in Syria.

Reuters news Agency reported on 12 February that the Pentagon chief said the desire of the Sunni Arab population of Syria to regain control over the territories captured by the group «Islamic state» in the first place, over Raccay, the capital of the self-proclaimed «Caliphate».

The special forces from the UAE and Saudi Arabia will be to help the groups of the moderate Syrian opposition in addressing these problems, Carter said. When it is the Arab countries will send troops to Syria, is unknown.

It should be noted that earlier Iran and Russia strongly objected to the participation of Saudi troops in the war in Syria, warning of high risk of development of a regional or even global war in this case. Foreign Minister Walid Mualem, in turn, said that the uninvited invaders is waiting for the death on Syrian soil.

Earlier today, the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubayr said that the victory over ISIS will only be possible after the resignation of Bashar al-Assad as President of Syria.

Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, also said Riyadh was increasingly forced to intervene in the Affairs of the region, for example, in Yemen, as other powers do. According to him, the intervention in Yemen was intended to prevent the takeover of this country by extremists, backed by Iran and the terrorists of Hizbullah.

We will remind, soon to be formally established Islamic military Alliance with headquarters in the capital of Saudi Arabia.




Pentagon: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will send special forces to Syria 13.02.2016

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