Russia hits Syria, Obama warns action a 'recipe for disaster'

People look at the damage following air strikes on the rebel-held area of Douma, east of Damascus, on October 2, 2015US President Barack Obama warned that Russia’s aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar al-Assad is a “recipe for disaster,” though Washington could still work with Moscow on reducing tensions. Moscow carried out a third day of air strikes Friday in Syria, saying it targeted Islamic State jihadists, as Russian President Vladimir Putin faced increased international criticism over his military campaign.

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