U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he was confident Middle East powers would send troops to help defeat the ISIS group in Syria.

Washington has so far resisted suggestions it put U.S. boots on the ground to add muscle to a year-old coalition air campaign aimed at breaking the militants’ grip on a swathe of Iraq and Syria.

But, in an interview with CNN, Kerry said he expected that when the time was right some of Syria’s neighbors would step up. […]