US Ground Troops in Syria to ‘Jeopardize Efforts to Settle Crisis Politically’

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Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces walk in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016

 

Recent US media reports have suggested that the Pentagon might propose sending ground combat forces into Syria “to speed up” the fight against Daesh. Commenting on these contemplations, Syrian political leader Khalaf al-Muftah told Sputnik that the decision will jeopardize all Syrian government efforts to settle the conflict politically.

The US Defense Department “might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS (Daesh)”, according to a recent CNN report.”It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” the channel quotes one defense official, without revealing his name, as saying.

The official however reportedly emphasized that any decision is “ultimately up to President Donald Trump, who has ordered his defense secretary to come up with a proposal to combat ISIS before the end of the month.”

Commenting on the above contemplations, Khalaf al-Muftah, a member of the Syrian Regional Leadership of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party told…

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