Kremlin monitoring possible Saudi troops deployment in Syria

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Moscow is monitoring how the situation unfolds regarding the possible deployment of Saudi military forces to Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmity Peskov said Friday, reports.

Earlier in the day, the Guardian newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia could send thousands of ground forces to Syria, most likely in coordination with Turkey, in order to take part in the fight against ISIS.

“Naturally, we are carefully monitoring the situation,” Peskov said.

He added that the Kremlin currently does not have any facts confirming the validity of the reports on the Saudi plans.

Moscow has been conducting air strikes against IS and Nusra Front targets in Syria since September 30, at Damascus’ request.

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