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07:33 PM, November 25, 2015

Turkey has sent an additional 20 tanks to an armored brigade stationed at western Turkish-Syrian border.

Turkey earlier today also said, that it will be increasing the number of F-16s from 12 to 18 patrolling the border.

The Anadolu news agency reports that the Turkish authorities have sent tanks to its border with Syria.

Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey's western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border," Anadolu news agency quoted a military source as saying Wednesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov met French President Francois Hollande earlier in the day. Sergie in a press conference said that the French President put forth an idea to close down the Syrian border.

“I think this is a good suggestion. I think that President Hollande will tell us about this more in detail tomorrow. We would be ready to seriously review measures necessary for this…Many say that in closing the border, we would stop or sever the terrorist threat in Syria,” Lavrov was quoted as saying by the agency.

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