Germany has turned down a request of US to send ground troops to Syria to ramp up efforts to counter Islamic-Sate of Iraq and Syria.
According to reports of Baaghitv, the United States of America has requested Germany to send ground troops to Syria to ramp up efforts to counter ISIS in Syria which has been turned down by Germany.
German government spokesman Steffen Seibert confirmed the development and said, “When I say that the government intends to continue with its ongoing measures in the framework of the anti-IS coalition, then that means no ground troops.”
US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey visited Germany and told media that Washington wants Berlin to provide ground troops in Syria to counter ISIS.
Steffen Seibert added that Germany has been making efforts to counter ISIS militants for years which has been acknowledged Internationally. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner SPD, liberal Free Democrats and Left party have all urged the veteran leader to turn down the US request for troops.