The Saudi military’s chief spokesman, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Asiri, said that the anti-terror Islamic Coalition will have an operational dimension during the months of March and April.
In a statement made in Brussels on Thursday following a NATO meeting to discuss the fight against ISIS, Asiri pointed out that his country would set up a coordination center for the anti-terror Islamic coalition at a meeting of chiefs of staff of the member countries. He added that the final details of the coalition would be set out during an upcoming meeting of the defense ministers of the member states.
Asiri describing the kingdom’s offer to send ground troops into Syria as an “irreversible decision,” adding that Saudi Arabia wanted the US-led anti-ISIS coalition to agree to the kingdom’s deployment.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Wednesday said that the Kingdom is ready to send special ground forces to Syria in the event the US-led coalition against ISIS decided to deploy ground forces in the fight against the extremist group. He reiterated Saudi Arabia’s commitment to provide everything they could to take out the tyrant and establish a future for Syria without Bashar al-Assad.
Jubeir stressed that Saudi Arabia is keen to preserve state institutions in Syria. He said that there is a “Plan B” in case the political process failed in Syria. Jubeir added that there is an attempt in the Munich meeting to revive the peace talks on the basis of the Geneva Communiqué of 2012.
Jubeir said the principle of the Munich talks is the establishment of a transitional authority in order to draft a new constitution, hold elections and build a future for Syria without Bashar al-Assad. (Source: Agencies)