France says would only target military sites in Syria attack

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Posted: Sep 06, 2013 11:26 AM
France says would only target military sites in Syria attack

ST. PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Any strikes on Syria would be limited to military targets, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday.

"We will do everything we can so that France only strikes military targets to avoid civilian casualties," he said at a news conference after a summit of G20 nations in Russia's St. Petersburg.

"A dictator cannot anticipate everything," he said when asked if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops had already moved core weapons from potential target areas.

(Writing by John Irish; editing by Mark John)