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Saudi Arabia Sends Troops and Planes to Turkey to Fight DAESH

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  1. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member

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    This could be devastating DAESH, at least within their state but could also expand the conflict between the other groups fighting in Syria.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...y-ahead-of-intervention-against-a6871611.html

    Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey ahead of intervention against Isis in Syria
    Saudi officials have stated that they want to fight Isis and see President Bashar al-Assad removed

    Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey's Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria.

    The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the Yeni Şafak newspaper on Saturday, days before a temporary ceasefire is due to come into force.

    “Saudi Arabia declared its determination against Daesh (the Arabic term for Isis) by saying that they were ready to send both jets and troops,” he said.

    “At every coalition meeting we have always emphasised the need for an extensive result-oriented strategy in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group.

    “If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation from the land.”

    He confirmed that planes and military personnel were being sent to Incirlik, in Adana near the Syrian border, but said numbers had not been confirmed.

    Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, said Russia's intervention would not help Assad stay in power in an interview published today.

    “There will be no Bashar al-Assad in the future,” he told a German newspaper.

    “At every coalition meeting we have always emphasised the need for an extensive result-oriented strategy in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group.

    “If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation from the land.”

    He confirmed that planes and military personnel were being sent to Incirlik, in Adana near the Syrian border, but said numbers had not been confirmed.

    Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, said Russia's intervention would not help Assad stay in power in an interview published today.

    “There will be no Bashar al-Assad in the future,” he told a German newspaper.

    In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s proposal to send in ground troops on Thursday, the Russian Prime Minister claimed the move could spark a new world war.

    “A ground operation draws everyone taking part in it into a war,“ he told the Handelsblatt newspaper.

    “The Americans and our Arab partners must consider whether or not they want a permanent war.”

    Russia started its intervention in September at the request of Assad, Vladimir Putin’s long-term ally, to support the Syrian regime.

    The Kremlin has repeatedly claimed it is bombing “terrorists” but has been condemned by the UN and the international community for evidence it is predominantly targeting civilian areas held by anti-government rebels.

    Russia’s intervention is supported by Iran, which admits sending troops to train Syrian forces but has been accused of sending its them into combat with rebels.

    Iraqi Shia militias and fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah are also fighting the Syrian opposition.

    Meanwhile, the US-led coalition has more than a dozen countries intervening against Isis in Syria and Iraq.

    Talks in the German city of Munich on Friday saw world powers agree a temporary “cessation of hostilities” to start within a week but there was little hope for a long-term truce as Assad’s forces continue to make large gains against rebels with the backing of Russian air strikes.

    If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach hundreds of thousands of Syrians trapped in besieged towns.

    The conflict has killed at least 250,000 people, driven 11 million from their homes and sparked the refugee crisis in Europe.
     
  2. CometsWin

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    Hopefully Obama is smart enough not to let these Saudi fools drag us into this sectarian nonsense with ground troops.
     
  3. Cohete Rojo

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    Turkeys biggest objective is to camouflage a war against the Kurds as a war against ISIS. The Kurds biggest objective is to camouflage a war for greater independence as a war against ISIS. Question is: what do the Saudis want?
     
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    are we sure they aren't going to join daesh?
     
  5. Cohete Rojo

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    In a twist, the news of Saudi Arabia going to "fight AGAINST" ISIS was actually delivered at a press conference by Steve Harvey. He later recanted his statement saying that they are actually going to "fight WITH" ISIS.
     
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    We've had ground troops there for quite some time already.
     
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