Failed Rescue Attempt Leaves French Hostage Dead in Somalia

Early on Saturday January 12, a mission to rescue French hostage Denis Allex resulted in the prisoner’s death by his captors in Somalia. The failed rescue attempt, carried out at the same time as an unrelated French mission in Mali, also resulted in the deaths of two French soldiers and 17 Islamist militants belonging to […]

French Helicopter Raid in Mali Kills Pilot at Start of Military Intervention

PARIS. – The French intervention in Mali has claimed its first victim. Lieutenant Damien Boiteux of the 4th helicopter regiment special forces, from the southern city of Pau, was killed the afternoon of Friday January 11 in a raid against a terrorist group. According to the high command of the French military, Boiteux suffered damage […]