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Total of 37% of Britons Oppose UK Joining Attack on Syria, 35% Back Op - Poll

© REUTERS / SYRIA TVSyria air defences strike back after air strikes by U.S., British and French forces in Damascus, Syria in this still image obtained from video dated early April 14, 2018
Syria air defences strike back after air strikes by U.S., British and French forces in Damascus, Syria in this still image obtained from video dated early April 14, 2018 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 37 percent of the UK public opposes the country's participation in the recent Western attack targeting Syria, while 35 percent support the involvement in the operation, a recent survey showed Tuesday.

On Friday night, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched over 100 missiles on a number of targets in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in the Duma town. The Syrian government has denied the accusations of chemical weapons use and said that the Jaysh al-Islam terror group staged an attack to justify potential foreign intervention in Syria.

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According to the YouGov poll, 28 percent of Britons still "don't know" whether they oppose or support the participation of the United Kingdom in the recent attack.

The operation was backed by 44 and 27 percent of male and female respondents respectively, while 34 percent of men and 39 percent of women opposed the attack.

The survey was conducted on April 15-16 among 1,464 adults.

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