A Syrian man cries during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo.
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"Where are you, Oh Arabs, Oh Muslims, while we are being slaughtered?" An old man's cry, in a video posted online from Aleppo's ruins, poses an uncomfortable question for the mainly Sunni Arab states backing rebels fighting President Bashar Assad and his allies Iran and Russia.Countering Iran, buoyed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, remains central to Gulf Arab policy but it is not clear how this might be achieved, especially when other concerns are multiplying.Much remains uncertain, not least Trump's admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, an Assad ally.A senior Western diplomat said Saudi officials were curious to see how Trump translates into policy his campaign criticism of Iran and his praise of Putin.Officials said Gulf states were asking Trump associates about Syria, to assess whether he would pursue a U.S.-led effort with Gulf states, Turkey and Western nations to arm the rebels.Gulf Arab states want to test that view, one Western official said. Gulf humanitarian aid will remain: Sunni Arab societies will not accept curbs on relief to the mostly Sunni country, after a war that has forced 5 million Syrians to flee and killed more than 300,000 .
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