Obama says Russia strategy in Syria `doomed to fail`

 US President Barack Obama on Friday warned Russia`s decision to send military staff and equipment to Syria reflected a strategy that was "doomed to fail."

AFP| Updated: Sep 12, 2015, 01:36 AM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday warned Russia`s decision to send military staff and equipment to Syria reflected a strategy that was "doomed to fail."

"The strategy that they are pursuing right now, doubling down on (Bashar al) Assad, I think is a big mistake," he said, warning Moscow was "going to have to start getting a little smarter."