Saudi Arabia ‘ready’ to fight Daesh in Syria’s Raqqa

Saudi Arabia ‘ready’ to fight Daesh in Syria’s Raqqa28/10/2016 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): Saudi Arabia is ready — if asked — to take part in a planned military operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Daesh terrorist group, a high-ranking Saudi military officer has said. Speaking to the Al-Arabiya television channel on Thursday evening, Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri noted that, since September of 2014, Saudi Arabian warplanes had carried out more than 200 airstrikes against Daesh targets — he did not specify where — as part of a U.S.-led international coalition established to fight the terrorist group. Al-Asiri went on to stress, however, that Saudi Arabia was not taking part in the ongoing military operation to retake Iraq’s northern city of Mosul. On Oct. 17, the Iraqi army — backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes — launched a wide-ranging offensive to retake Mosul, Daesh’s last stronghold in northern Iraq…

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/saudi-arabia-ready-to-fight-daesh-in-syria-s-raqqa/674154

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