Saudi Arabian Army (Picture source: Middle East Monitor file photo).

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

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These Saoudi & Emiraati troops did not want to get deployed in Naj ran or Hudai dah port in Ye men where they are right now being royally s c r e w e d and prefer Syria deployment.

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@ Long…, if true they will find that they have escaped from the rain to fall into a pond.

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jmNZ

That’ll go down well with the Kurds – Saudi wahhabists to “protect” them!

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Nestor Arapa

EE.UU. es quien mueve a estos dos monarquías, EE.UU. es responsable directo de las masacres que realizan en Yemen.

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johnny was

suprised you’re not blaming the jews for arab atrocities. but what the h**l, the yanks will do

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I don’t trust the Turks with this news.

May be these Saudi & Emirati troops do not want to get deployed in Najran or Hudaidah port in Yemen where they are being screwed and prefer Syria deployment.

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May be these Saudi & Emirati troops do not want to get deployed in Najran or Hudaidah port in Yemen where they are being s c r e w e d and prefer Syria deployment.

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You two cant even defeat the sandal wearing, knat chewing Yemenis, you both wanna try dancing with the SAA?! Popcorn glazed in honey time!

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Ehhh! So now that the Saudi and Emirati backed jihadis are toast the two reprobate sponsors have to put their own people on the ground. If Yemen is an example then the Syrians don’t have to worry too much. However, the more interesting question is whether the two autocratic Muslim states are on the US side with the Kurds or on the side of the Turks in their purge of the Kurds? My bet is now that the Americans have Prince Salman by the [email protected] regarding the Khashoggi assassination, both the Saudis and the Emirates are to act as a… Read more »

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if true this is looking promising – saudi and iranian boots on the ground in the same theatre. will they declare war and wipe each other off the face of the earth? fingers crossed

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@johnny was, hope for the best. And thumb pressed.

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The instigators of this war have finally arrived. How ill they do against battle hardened troops bent on revenge.