Saudi Arabia Ready to Send Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS

February 5, 2016 8:56 AM

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Saudi Arabia Ready to Send Troops to Syria to Fight ISIS

A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight ISIS — an offer welcomed by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Saudi Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri on Thursday told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia has taken part in coalition airstrikes against ISIS since the U.S.-led campaign began in September 2014, but could now provide ground troops. The U.S. is scheduled to convene a meeting of defense ministers from coun...

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