French hostage feared killed in Somalia

Conflicting reports on possible death of intelligence agent Denis Allex, captured by al-Shabab fighters.

    A French hostage has reportedly been killed during a failed rescue attempt in Somalia. One French commando was killed and another is missing.

    Intelligence agent Denis Allex was captured by al-Shabab fighters in Mogadishu in 2009.

    But there is some confusion, as al-Shabab insists the hostage and missing commando are alive and in their custody.

    Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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