13:33 GMT 05.05.2016
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara was ready to send ground troops to Syria unilaterally if need be in comments that came in sharp contrast to his earlier stance, retired Brigadier General Haldun Solmaztürk told Sputnik.
12:42 GMT 14.03.2016
12:22 GMT 05.03.2016
Even though both Turkey and Saudi Arabia could find themselves in a “highly combustible situation” in Syria if they decide to send in their ground troops, the two nevertheless “seem more than willing to get directly engaged.” It is definitely not about Daesh, says foreign policy expert Salman Rafi Sheikh, so what is the real reason?
09:34 GMT 20.02.2016
15:04 GMT 18.02.2016
10:54 GMT 15.02.2016
11:02 GMT 09.02.2016
Saudi Arabia has offered to send conventional troops or special operations forces to Syria if the US decides to launch a ground offensive, but Riyadh is not interested in fighting Daesh – its primary aim is to remove Bashar al-Assad from power in a bid to weaken its archenemy Iran, Daniel Larison wrote for the American Conservative.
10:17 GMT 08.02.2016
Turkey and Saudi Arabia could send ground forces to Syria in a bid to undo what Damascus-led forces, assisted by Russian warplanes, have managed to achieve in recent weeks at a time when the US-led anti-Daesh coalition desperately needs a major victory to present as a bargaining chip in the Geneva talks, journalist Andrey Polunin asserted.
06:50 GMT 07.02.2016
06:35 GMT 05.02.2016
10:27 GMT 25.01.2016
The recent call by the US Secretary of Defense for more boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria clearly shows who is “the boss in Washington”, who is “pulling the strings” in the White House and who has “the final say on everything in today’s America”, leaving the US president in the role of an obedient puppet, according to an American journalist.
12:45 GMT 21.01.2016
Various reports indicate that Ankara could soon (if it has not already) launch a ground operation in neighboring Syria, which, some say, will target Daesh fighters, but many fear that it will instead be focused on the Kurds – one of the main forces trying to defeat the brutal group.
00:44 GMT 18.01.2016
The Canadian minister of defense has openly favored a ground operation against Daesh instead of airstrike-only campaigns. But Canada’s army has a more important job to do at home: engage more women and minorities into the military service. Someone else will have to do the dirty job in the Middle East in the end, most likely.
11:25 GMT 08.12.2015