UAE ready to commit troops to combat IS in Syria

30 November 2015 (Last Updated November 30th, 2015 18:30)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Affairs State Minister Anwar Gargash has said that the country is ready to commit ground troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Affairs State Minister Anwar Gargash has said that the country is ready to commit ground troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Gargash was quoted by the official WAM news agency as saying that the UAE would 'participate in any international effort demanding a ground intervention to fight terrorism'.

Gargash added: "The global strategy to fight terrorism is no longer fruitful or enough."

"The global strategy to fight terrorism is no longer fruitful or enough."

In the event of such an intervention 'regional countries must bear part of the burden'.

The UAE is a member of the US-led coalition, which has been carrying out air strikes targeting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

The country has also extended support to Russia by describing the Russian air strikes as attacks on a 'common enemy', reported AFP.

In the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris, nations across the world have been extending support to combat the Islamic terrorist group in the Middle East.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently agreed to send more military trainers to Iraq to support local troops against ISIS.

Two US senior senators have also urged the US Federal Government to expand military forces in the fight against ISIS.