ANKARA (AA) – The Saudi Embassy in Ankara has denied media reports about the deployment of Saudi military forces in war-torn Syria.
In a statement on Tuesday, the embassy described reports of military deployments in Syria as totally untrue.
“There are no Saudi military forces in Syria,” the statement said, going on to call on media outlets “to seek accuracy” and take news from “reliable sources”.
Last week, some media outlets reported that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have military forces in Syria.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.