United States President, Barack Obama, has ruled out deploying US ground troops in Syria.
He told the BBC that it would be a mistake for the United States or Great Britain to send in ground troops and overthrow the Assad regime, and that military efforts alone cannot solve the country’s problems.
Mr Obama also does not believe that the Islamic State would be defeated in his last nine months of office.
He was speaking during his three-day visit to the UK.
The US President, however, offered an assurance that the US-led coalition would continue to strike Islamic State targets in places like Raqqa, try to isolate and lock down those portions of the country that are sending foreign fighters into Europe.