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US President Barack Obama (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande hold a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on November 24, 2015France and the United States pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syria conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.

2015-11-24 12:58:34 -0700

File Russia's Defence Ministry handout photo shows a Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet taking off from the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, SyriaRussia claims its plane was still in Syrian airspace at the time of the incident.

2015-11-24 12:17:57 -0700