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Saudi says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

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Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit its special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against ISIS, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

“We will discuss details with experts from the countries involved to decide on the nature of the participation,” Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told reporters during a visit to Morocco.

Al Jubeir on Monday held out the possibility of sending Saudi special forces into Syria as part of a US-led coalition against ISIS.

“There is a discussion with regard to a ground force contingent, or a special forces contingent, to operate in Syria by this international US-led coalition against ISIS and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed its readiness to provide special forces to such operations should they occur,” he said.