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Saudi Arabia offers troops to battle IS, moves jets

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Saudi Arabia moved fighter jets to a Turkish airbase and offered its powers for a possible ground hostile in Syria by a U.S.- drove coalition doing combating Islamic State.

“We have made a decision to provide special forces as part of any ground component that the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh may lead in Syria, and now we are waiting,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told journalists in Riyadh on Sunday, utilizing an option name for Islamic State. Saudi fighter jets have conveyed to Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey, Saudi Defense Ministry consultant Ahmed Asseri said on Al-Arabiya TV late on Saturday.

The Saudi offer comes as Syrian government troops advance against dissidents sponsored by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, undermining to drive them out of Aleppo with the assistance of Russian airstrikes. Islamic State isn’t fundamental to that region of the Syrian strife, and the U.S. has flagged it doesn’t support an acceleration in military backing for the agitators, even as they endure a series of annihilations.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries at first joined in airstrikes against Islamic State toward the begin of the coalition battle in 2014, but their support trailed off as their center shifted to the war in Yemen. The U.S. has more than once approached Sunni Muslim countries to accomplish more to bolster operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.