French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé told FRANCE 24 Wednesday that it was never France’s objective to kill Gaddafi or his family, describing the death of the leader’s son as "collateral damage", while ruling out foreign military intervention in Syria.
Almost two months after the international coalition comprising French forces began bombarding Gaddafi military targets in Libya, FRANCE 24 asked French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé how his government views the conflict now, and whether Osama bin Laden’s death will affect France’s position in the region.
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Date created : 2011-05-04