Saudis and UAE send troops to reinforce Kurds in area US is pulling out of in Syria
Middle East Monitor:
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have sent military forces to areas controlled by the Kurdish YPG group in north-east Syria, Turkey’s Yenisafak newspaper reported.This could lead to a general war in the region between Arabs, Kurds, and the Turks. The Turks have a large army which was weakened by Erdogan's purge after the alleged coup attempt. The Saudis and UAE are well equipped with American weapons, but they lack combat experience in the area.
The paper said the forces will be stationed with US-led coalition troops and will support its tasks with huge military enforcements as well as heavy and light weapons.
Quoting the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the newspaper reported that a convoy of troops belonging to an Arab Gulf state recently arrived in the contact area between the Kurdish PKK/YPG and Daesh in the Deir Ez-Zor countryside.
This comes at a time when Ankara is preparing to launch an expanded military operation with the Free Syrian Army against the Kurdish PKK group in the northeast of Syria.