Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to fight ISIS because airstrikes alone ‘will not defeat’ evil militants

Saudi Arabia is ready to send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS because airstrikes alone will fail to defeat the evil militants.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri said Saudi Arabia was now in a position to supplement its airstrikes with ‘boots on the ground’ as the battle against the extremists steps up a gear.

The oil-rich kingdom has been taking part in the airstrikes since the U.S.-led campaign began in September 2014, but Asiri has said he believes ‘alone [they] are not the perfect solution’.