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Riyadh (AFP) – With rebel forces facing the prospect of a crushing defeat by Syria’s Russian-backed regime, their allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey may send in limited numbers of ground troops, analysts say.

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“I think Saudi Arabia is desperate to do something in Syria,” said Andreas Krieg of the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College London.

Krieg said the “moderate” opposition is in danger of being routed if Aleppo falls to the regime, whose forces have closed in on Syria’s second city, backed by intense Russian air strikes.

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