Saudi special forces members of an anti-terror unit march on March 22, 2011 in front of portraits of Saudi King Abdullah ben Abdulaziz (2nd R), Crown Princes Sultan ben Abdulaziz (R), Nayef ben Abdulaziz (2nd L) and Prince Mohammed Ben Nayef (L) in the Dorma region, 100 kms west of the capital of Riyadh.  AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria: ‘Quicksand’ for Saudi Forces?

DUBAI and BRUSSELS — As the United States receives commitments from Gulf Arab allies to contribute more to a coalition campaign in Syria, doubts remain because of their ongoing military involvement in Yemen.

Furthermore, statements by unnamed Saudi officials earlier this month about a force of 150,000 — including troops from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners Sudan, Egypt and Jordan — being prepared to invade Syria from Turkey have been rebuffed by at least two members of the anti-Islamic State coalition.

  • Kathy Nelson

    Is it really possible to contain laughter when one thinks of “Saudi Forces”. Biggest joke going.