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Francois Hollande

The Latest: Russia supports closing of Turkish=Syria border

The latest developments regarding the war in Syria. All times local.

4:45 p.m.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he supports France's proposal to shut down the Turkish-Syrian border as a way to fight Islamic State fighters in Syria.

French President Francois Hollande was in Moscow on Thursday to wrap up a week of international visits in a bid to forge a broad international coalition against the IS.

In the wake of Turkey's shootdown of a Russian warplane over Syria on Tuesday Moscow has lashed out at Ankara, accusing it of buying oil from IS and supporting terrorist groups there.

Lavrov told reporters on Friday that Hollande has suggested...