Former UK army chief: Send 5,000 ground troops to fight ISIS

Former head of the British army, Lord Dannatt, said Sunday that since the coalition air force campaign had failed to stop the ISIS advance, it was time to “think the previously unthinkable” and send 5,000 ground troops to fight the Islamists in Syria and Iraq. In an interview with Sjky TV, he said the situation in Syria was different from Iraq. “There, he said, t[the West]  had confused objectives” unable to decide who was worst – Bashar Assad or ISIS. In Lord Dannatt's view, Assad must be supported for the higher priority which was getting ISIS stopped.

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