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Bashar Assad

The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war

The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

10:20 p.m.

Britain's U.N. ambassador says Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet must lead to redoubled efforts to end the Syrian conflict.

Matthew Rycroft told reporters in New York on Wednesday that the longer the conflict goes on, "the more scope there is for these sorts of incidents to happen, and they are very dangerous."

He said the way to end the conflict is by implementing the 2012 Geneva communique calling for a transitional government in Syria — and the way to speed this is through the Vienna talks involving about 20 key parties...