Somali Rebels Claim French Soldier Dies of Wounds

Euro News
Euro News
Publication Date:
14 January 2013
Somalia, Europe and Africa, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Arms and Military Affairs, Governance

Somali rebels claim a second French soldier has died from gunshot wounds after a failed attempt to rescue a French agent. The al Qaeda-linked militants put up fierce resistance when French forces went into southern Somalia by helicopter under the cover of darkness on Saturday to try to free Denis Allex, held
hostage since 2009.