NATO not to send ground troops to fight IS: report

The Western alliance of NATO has ruled out sending ground troops to fight the Islamic State militants in Syria.
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg told a Swiss newspaper that planning of sending in ground troops is not on the agenda of the coalition and NATO allies.
But NATO would help Turkey improve its air defense following its downing of a Russian jet, Stoltenberg told the Tages-Anzeiger paper.
U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that his current counter-IS strategy does not include U.S. combat troops on the ground, but the Pentagon announced it would send a new force for special operations on the ground.

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