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Syria Detains 13 French Officers in Homs, Daily Star Says

Syrian authorities are holding 13 French military officers in the central city of Homs, which was the scene of fighting between government troops and a rebel army, the Beirut-based The Daily Star reported.

The French officers are in custody at a field hospital in Homs, the newspaper reported, citing an unnamed Damascus-based pro-Syrian Palestinian official in Beirut.

Syrian and French authorities are seeking to resolve the issue, the newspaper reported.

A spokesman for the the French Ministry of Defense didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

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