Syria Poll

57% of the population who agree that “living under Daesh would be preferable to living under the control of Assad”. Gallup International recently interviewed women who fled al-Hawl camp and most shared similar views. It is Assad gaining ground more than the withdrawal of US troops itself that increases the chance of Daesh (or something similar) returning. Many in the West argue that Daesh has been defeated – militarily for sure, but ideologically it  seems there is more to do.  With 62% in the survey saying it is ‘very/somewhat likely’ that Daesh will increase their control again in the coming months, we would be naïve to suggest Syria has rid themselves of Daesh.