In Germany, 36 and 38 percent of respondents believe that Russia and the US, respectively, are playing the same leading role in the fight against such terrorist groups as Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. France ranks third on 25 percent. 24 percent of respondents named the Syrian government's army and the Kurds among the forces fighting terrorists.
The French believe that the US (32 percent), France (29 percent) and Russia (23 percent) are leading the fight. Only 2 percent of the French public thinks that Turkey is playing a significant role in combating terrorism in Syria. While 59 percent of British respondents identified the US as the main force in the fight, followed by 52 percent who pointed to the UK, 39 percent to France and 37 percent to Russia.
According to the US Department of Defense, Russian Ministry of Defense, French Defense Ministry and UK Ministry of Defense, as of February 2016, Russia has carried out 7,725 air strikes, the US — 3,267, the UK — 33, France — 5.
Daesh is a terrorist organization whose activities are banned in many countries, including Russia.
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