Hollande: Every effort must be made to reach political deal on Syria

A political solution must remain the focus for Syria, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday, but said it could only happen if the international community can halt the killings and better support the opposition to President Bashar Assad.
"Everything must be done for a political solution but it will only happen if the coalition is able to appear as an alternative with the necessary force, notably from its army," Hollande told reporters after meeting the head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba.
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