BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have allegedly sent troops to the YPG-controlled parts of northeastern Syria this week, the Turkish publication Yeni Safak reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, there is no estimate on the number of Saudi and Emirati troops that were deployed to Syria.
Neither Saudi Arabia nor the United Arab Emirates have issued any statements corroborating these recent deployment claims.
Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia are founding members of the US-led Anti-ISIS Coalition; they have both conducted airstrikes inside Syria over the last three years.
However, if these reports prove true about the deployment of the Gulf troops, this will mark the first time that either nation has sent ground forces to Syria during this war.
Please note: Al-Masdar cannot confirm the validity of these claims