The United Arab Emirates has said it is ready to commit ground troops against jihadists in Syria and described Russian airstrikes in the country as attacks on a “common enemy.”

Quoted by the official WAM news agency on Monday, Emirati State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the UAE would “participate in any international effort demanding a ground intervention to fight terrorism.”

“Regional countries must bear part of the burden” of such an intervention, he said during a Sunday discussion on Syria. […]