Syria’s Neighbors Want Assad to Step Down, But No Appetite for Aid to Rebels. Pew Research Global Attitudes Project. June 16, 2014.
After three years of civil war, Syria’s neighbors fear that al Qaeda or other extremist groups could take control of that war-torn land, according to the survey. Regional publics widely disapprove of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and they want him to step down. Nevertheless, there is mounting opposition in the Middle East to the West or Arab nations supplying arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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