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    US Citizens Support Creating No-Fly Zone, Sending Special Forces to Syria – Poll

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    A majority of US nationals support creating a no-fly zone over Syria and sending special operations forces there to fight radical Islamists, a new survey published Monday revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama announced on April 25 the deployment of 250 special ops personnel to the war-torn country, in addition to the 50 personnel already there.

    This measure has been approved by 57 percent of respondents, according to the poll by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a think tank providing insight into US global engagement.

    Fifty-two percent said they were in favor of making skies over parts of Syria off limits to Syrian planes, including bombing the government’s air defenses.

    At the same time, only 42 percent said they backed sending combat troops into Syria to fight "violent Islamic extremist groups."

    The same poll also showed that around three-quarters objected to sending weapons and supplies to anti-government militants in Syria.

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