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Limitation of objectives which may be attacked
Limitation of objectives which may be attacked

Art. 7. In order to limit the dangers incurred by the civilian population, attacks may only be directed against military objectives.
Only objectives belonging to the categories of objective which, in view of their essential characteristics, are generally acknowledged to be of military importance, may be considered as military objectives. Those categories are listed in an annex to the present rules.
However, even if they belong to one of those categories, they cannot be considered as a military objective where their total or partial destruction, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers no military advantage.

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