UAE ready to send ground troops to Syria, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

Asked if the UAE was ready to send troops if need be, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at a media briefing in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi: “This has been our position throughout.”

“We have been frustrated at the slow pace …. of confronting Daesh,” he added, referring to ISIS by its Arabic acronym.