Qatar has confirmed the possibility of a military intervention in Syria. “Our Saudi brothers, Turkey and ourselves are not ruling out any options when it comes to the protection of the Syrian people”, Qatar’s foreign minister Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah expressed on Wednesday in an interview with CNN Arabic.
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“If a military solution should be necessary to protect the Syrians from the atrocities of the regime – then yes”, the minister responded to the question whether Qatar was considering a military intervention in Syria. He said that there would be numerous possibilities to realize these options but did not mention any details.
Qatar would continue to support the militant group Ahrar Ash Sham. These would not be extremists because the group would belong to the “moderate opposition in Syria”, said Al Attiyah.
Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups are controlling large party of Syria. In 2014 IS was able to conquer additional areas in Iraq in a surprise move. Furthermore the Jihadists that control over 90.000 square kilometers in Syria and Iraq are pushing to Libya. IS holds approximately 40.000 to 200.000 fighters in its ranks.