Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides
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RABAT: Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit its special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, 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.

Last week, an adviser to the Saudi defense minister said the kingdom was ready to participate in any ground operation in Syria, but did not specify the possibility of sending special forces on the ground.

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