March 5 (Bloomberg) -- 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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