August 26, 2013
Notwithstanding the official statements coming out of Washington that
President Barack Obama has still not decided on his military options
against Syria’s chemical attack, DEBKAfile’s sources confirm that
limited, targeted Western military action is scheduled for the coming
The position of the Gulf emirates and Saudi Arabia is less cut and
dried. Riyadh doesn’t want a targeted strike but an early all-out
offensive for overthrowing the Assad regime once and for all.
This opens up the possibility of a separate Saudi-Qatari-UAE assault
in Syria, coordinated with Washington, but conducted in different
regions from those targeted by the US-led lineup.
The result is potentially the pursuit of a broad-based pan-Arab
offensive on the Syrian regime, alongside a surgical Western strike.
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