Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















WAR REPORT
UAE says in favour of US-led ground troops in Syria
by Staff Writers
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 7, 2016


An international campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria should include a US-led ground intervention, said Sunday the United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash.

"Our position throughout is that a real campaign against Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) has to include ground elements," Gargash told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

"We are not talking about thousands of troops but we are talking about troops on the ground that will lead the way," he said. "And of course, an American leadership in this effort is a prerequisite."

In November, Gargash said that the UAE, a member of the US-led coalition against IS, would "participate in any international effort demanding a ground intervention to fight terrorism".

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it is ready to join any ground operation by the US-led coalition against IS in Syria.

The Saudi proposal was welcomed by the United States but it was ridiculed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its key ally Iran.

Russia, another key Assad ally, accused Turkey -- a staunch backer of the opposition alongside Saudi Arabia and Qatar -- of preparing for "an armed invasion" of Syria. Ankara dismissed the claim.

The United States has for weeks been calling on partners in the 65-member coalition bombing the IS group in Iraq and Syria to contribute more.

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, who last month chastised some countries for doing "nothing at all", is meeting next week in Brussels with defence officials from Saudi Arabia and other coalition members to outline the next steps in the anti-IS campaign.

Gargash said Sunday that his country has been "frustrated at the slow pace of confronting Daesh" -- which controls parts of Syria and Iraq.

"We have always said that there are two things lacking -- a genuine political process in Baghdad that... (would) encompass the Sunnis and a ground presence for the operations against Daesh."

An Iraqi tribal leader told AFP on Wednesday that Sunnis must be given a greater role in the political process of the war-torn country where the government is led by Shiites, in order to prevent the possible rise of organisations even more extreme than IS.

.


Related Links






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
WAR REPORT
Turkey tightens visa rules for Iraqi citizens 'to fight illegal immigration'
Istanbul (AFP) Feb 6, 2016
Turkey has tightened its visa rules for Iraqi citizens as a sign of its "determination to fight illegal immigration," the foreign ministry said Saturday. Under previous rules, Iraqi citizens were able to enter Turkey by obtaining sticker type visas at Turkish borders, valid for 30 days. Now Iraqi nationals will have to pre-apply for either an electronic or a paper visa to enter the cou ... read more


WAR REPORT
S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

Next-Gen S-500 Offers 'World-Beating' Features to Guard Russia's Skies

Raytheon developing radar upgrade for Patriot system

Boeing, Northrop Grumman conduct missile system flight test

WAR REPORT
U.S. Navy requests 4,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles in budget

Chronology of North Korean missile development

SM-6 missile demonstrates capabilities

Russia's cutting-edge S-500 missile system to begin tests this year

WAR REPORT
Moscow Slams Washington Over Development of 'Prompt Global Strike' System

US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen: family

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Britain set to buy two Zephyr spy drones from Airbus

WAR REPORT
ViaSat tapped to provide tactical terminals for Apache helicopters

Harris wins place on military communications contract

General Dynamics MUOS-Manpack radio supports government testing of MUOS network

Raytheon to produce, test Navy Multiband Terminals

WAR REPORT
New material lights up when detecting explosives

Taser's effect on cognition may undermine police questioning

General Dynamics to support Egyptian M1A1 production

$99.2 million U.S. Army contract for Winchester ammunition

WAR REPORT
Russia proposes licensed production of T-90S tanks in Iran

CACI completes acquisition of L-3 NSS Inc.

PZL challenges Polish MOD contract decision

Engility continues DOD classified engineering, intel support

WAR REPORT
Bulgaria authorises NATO to protect its airspace

$66M set aside by U.S. for military facilities in Philippines

Russia green groups forced to close over 'foreign agents' tag

Latvia up in arms over BBC's Russian invasion drama

WAR REPORT
Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories

Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating

New record in nanoelectronics at ultralow temperatures




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News








The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.