Saudi troop deployment in Syria up to US-led coalition, foreign minister says

By REUTERS
February 14, 2016 13:15

 
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Any decision by Saudi Arabia to deploy special forces into Syria is linked to the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday.

"The Kingdom's deployment of aircraft to the Incirlik air base in Turkey is part of this campaign. The kingdom's readiness to provide special forces to any ground operations in Syria is linked to a decision to have a ground component to this coalition against Daesh in Syria - this US-led coalition - so the timing is not up to us," Jubeir told a news conference with his Swiss counterpart in Riyadh.

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