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Strikes Against Syria: What Do You Think?

Would you support attacks against Assad? A poll has revealed the thoughts of the UK...

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A recent study from YouGov has revealed that only 22% of Brits would support a cruise missile attack on the Syrian military.

Following the suspected chemical weapon attack, allegedly carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, research by YouGov shows that the British public are against Britain and allied countries from launching cruise missile attacks against Syrian military targets. 

The alleged gas attack happened last Saturday in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta.

More than 70 people were reportedly killed and the World Health Organization said 500 patients showed signs and symptoms of being exposed to toxic chemicals.

What the public think

In response to potential British military action against the Syrian regime, a YouGov poll showed that less than a quarter of Brits (22%) say they would support these attacks.

Almost twice as many were against the strikes against President Assad - 43%, with 34% unsure.

Despite this, the majority of Britons (61%) believe the Syrian government or their allies probably did carry out a chemical attack.

Only 5% think there probably wasn’t a chemical weapons attack and the claims are fabrications, another 5% think something else happened.

29% said they didn't know.

YouGov said that with 34% of the public unsure whether to support or oppose missile attacks, these figures are likely to change.

They added that while there is currently a strong opposition to the strikes, events in the coming days, and the way political leaders respond, could see changes in opinion.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that missiles "will be coming" to Syria, while it remains unclear for now what military involvement the UK will have.

It's believed that Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned ministers to Number 10 today, to further discuss the UK's response.

Yesterday, Theresa May said "all the indications" suggested that the Assad regime was responsible for the alleged chemical attack on its own people last weekend.

Earlier in the week, a Downing Street spokeswoman said there had been discussions over the telephone between Theresa May, President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to meet with her ministers today at Downing Street (Image: PA).