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Somalia: French soldier killed in hostage rescue attempt

January 14, 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 Saturday…

Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) is holding seven French citizens hostage in the region and earlier threatened to kill them if French troops took part in military operations against them.


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