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Egypt: Sending Arab Troops to Syria a Possibility

Egypt: Sending Arab Troops to Syria a PossibilityEgypt: Sending Arab Troops to Syria a Possibility

Sending Arab troops to Syria is a possibility that is being discussed by officials from various countries, Egypt’s foreign minister has been quoted by a state newspaper as saying.   

“In regard to the situation in Syria, Shoukry said that the idea of replacing forces with another that may be Arab is a possibility,” Al-Ahram quoted Sameh Shoukry as saying, Middle East Monitor reported.

“This proposition is not only being discussed by the media, but also during discussions and deliberations amongst officials of states to look into how these ideas could contribute to stabilizing Syria,” Al-Ahram quoted Shoukry as saying.

In mid-April, US officials revealed that US President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force to replace the American military contingent in Syria.

Trump’s security adviser John Bolton called Egypt’s acting intelligence chief Abbas Kamel to see if Cairo would contribute to the effort.

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