French Raid Into Somalia Fails

French commandos have failed in a bid to rescue an intelligence agent held by Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.
  • Somalia:  Bid to Free Hostage Fails

    Radio France Internationale, 12 January 2013

    A French soldier was killed in a failed bid to free a French hostage from Somalia's al-Shebab overnight in southern Somalia, an insurgent spokesperson said more »

  • Somalia:  French Killing of Villagers Led to Failure of Raid

    Shabelle Media Network, 12 January 2013

    Reliable sources in and around BuloMarer town in South Somalia where French commandos raided late last night, say that the French commandos first landed at a village called... read more »

  • Somalia:  Conflicting Reports on Fate of French Agent

    Shabelle Media Network, 12 January 2013

    Two French commandos and Denis Allex, a French intelligence adviser held hostage in Somalia since 2009, died during a night commando raid in south Somalia, the French defence... read more »

  • Somalia:  Helicopter Raid On Al Shabab Outpost in South Somalia

    Shabelle Media Network, 12 January 2013

    Reports from Bulo Marer, a trading outpost which is under the control of Al Shabab in lower Shabelle region, say that attack helicopters with special forces have raided a house in... read more »


Al Shabaab militants.