Obama seeks review of Syria strategy, sees Assad removal as necessary: CNN

November 13, 2014 1:39 AM

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Obama seeks review of Syria strategy, sees Assad removal as necessary: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants his advisers to review the administration's Syria policy after determining it may not be possible to defeat Islamic State militants without removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Citing senior U.S. officials, the network said Obama's national security team held four meetings in the past week that were driven by how the administration's Syria strategy fit into its campaign against Islamic State, which has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.

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