Somalia Newslinks 13 January 2013: France's failed commando raid

13 January 2013 williambowles.info

 

France fails to free intelligence agent held in Somalia; Paris sends more …

Washington Post

PARIS — As France reinforced its intervention forces in Mali with additional aircraft and soldiers, French commandos launched a failed raid on the other side of Africa in a vain attempt to rescue an intelligence officer held captive for 3? years in …

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hostage-in-somalia-killed-during-french-rescue-attempt/2013/01/12/963c42e2-5cae-11e2-9fa9-5fbdc9530eb9_story.html

 

Somalia: A failed state is back from the dead

The Independent

Eighteen months ago, central Mogadishu was like an African Stalingrad. The

heat may have been equatorial but everything else seemed strangely

familiar: a dirty cat-and-mouse war, often fought hand to hand among the

spectacularly bombed-out ruins of a …

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/somalia-a-failed-state-is-back-from-the-dead-8449310.html

 

French Soldier Killed in Somalia Commando Raid

New York Times

Mr. Hollande called the mission in Somalia a failure and took

responsibility for ordering it. Mr. Allex was taken hostage on July 14,

2009, Bastille Day, from a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, along

with a colleague who later escaped. The …

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/world/africa/france-somalia-hostage-raid.html

 

French Commando Killed in Somalia Hostage Raid

ABC News

A raid to free a French intelligence agent held captive in Somalia for

three years went horribly wrong, leaving 17 Islamists and at least one

French commando dead in a mud-caked farming town deep in militant

territory. In the chaotic aftermath of the …

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/captors-kill-hostage-somalia-french-raid-18197209

 

Somalia: Free Journalist, Others Linked to Rape Allegation

Human Rights Watch

The Somali police are detaining a journalist and harassing a woman who says

she was raped, while letting those accused of rape run free. The new Somali

government needs to ensure that the police are part of the solution to

rampant abuses by the …

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/01/12/somalia-free-journalist-others-linked-rape-allegation

 

Somalia: President Hassan Sh. Mohamoud makes his first visit to the United …

Horseed Media

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Hassan Sh. Mohamud

has today left for the United States for a visit. The President is

accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E

Fowziyo Yusuf Haji Adan, and senior …

http://horseedmedia.net/2013/01/13/somalia-president-hassan-sh-mouhamoud-makes-his-first-visit-to-the-us/

 

‘France won’t give in to terrorist blackmail’

Telegraph.co.uk

“I have ordered the reinforcement of our French military forces in Bamako

to protect our citizens,” he continued. Meanwhile, in Somalia, French

commandos launched a failed raid to rescue an intelligence agent held

hostage there for three years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/francois-hollande/9798459/Mali-Somalia-French-hostage-France-will-not-give-in-to-terrorist-blackmail-says-Francois-Hollande.html

 

Failed French Rescue Attempt Leaves Several Dead In Somalia

NPR (blog)

“The overnight operation was carried out by French special forces brought

in by helicopter to a location in southern Somalia controled by the

Islamist al-Shabab movement,” BBC reporter Hugh Scofield told our Newscast

unit. The firefight that followed …

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/12/169221687/failed-french-rescue-attempt-leaves-several-dead-in-somalia

 

France believes hostage killed in Somalia rescue bid

TVNZ

The intelligence agency team flew into southern Somalia by helicopter under

cover of darkness to try to free Denis Allex, held since 2009, by al

Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, on the same day France launched air strikes

against Islamist militants in Mali.

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/france-believes-hostage-killed-in-somalia-rescue-bid-5317428

 

Somalia raid rescue goes wrong; hostage dead

Emirates 24/7

A French secret agent held hostage in Somalia for more than three years is

alive, Al Shebab insurgents said Saturday after the French defence ministry

said his captors had killed him. “(Denis) Allex still remains safe and far

from the location of the …

http://www.emirates247.com/news/somalia-raid-rescue-goes-wrong-hostage-dead-2013-01-12-1.490726

 

Hostage killed in botched rescue bid in Somalia

ABC Online

A French intelligence officer held hostage in Somalia since 2009 appears to

have been killed during a botched rescue attempt. A French soldier was also

killed in the failed early-morning operation in southern Somalia, while a

second soldier is still …

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-12/hostage-among-dead-in-botched-rescue-bid-in-somalia/4462530

 

French hostage feared killed in Somalia

Aljazeera.com

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’s some …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfX3JyCZpd0

 

Somalia appoints first ever woman to ministerial position

The Standard Digital News

The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and

Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a bold step by the fledgling

government. It was also a courageous move by Fawzia to accept such a high

and risky position in the face of …

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000074909&story_title=Kenya-Somalia-appoints-first-ever-woman-to-ministerial-position

 

French soldiers killed and hostage feared dead in Somalia

BBC News

France has stepped up security around public buildings and transport

fearing retaliation by Islamist groups after French military operations in

Mali and Somalia. A pilot was killed as air strikes were launched on

hundreds of Malian rebels. In Somalia …

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21000196

 

Hostage, troops die in botched French raid in Somalia

The Australian

TWO French soldiers and 17 Islamists have been killed in a failed bid to

free an intelligence officer captured in Somalia in 2009, who also

perished, French President Francois Hollande says. The overnight operation

involving some 50 troops and at least …

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/hostage-troops-die-in-botched-french-raid-in-somalia/story-e6frg6so-1226552866984

 

French bid to rescue hostage in Somalia fails

WGAL Lancaster

Photos. Somalia Flag. French forces swooped into Somalia for a rescue

mission under the cover of darkness, leading to a fierce gunbattle with

militants who officials fear killed the hostage, a French intelligence

commando. Southern California shivers …

http://www.wgal.com/news/money/technology/French-bid-to-rescue-hostage-in-Somalia-fails/-/9360200/18107440/-/fl16bfz/-/index.html

 

Hollande tightens security in France after Mali, Somalia action

Straits Times

PARIS (AFP) – France has ordered tightened security, including

anti-terrorist measures, following action against radical Islamists both in

Mali and Somalia, President Francois Hollande said Saturday. Mr Hollande

said France “has to take all necessary …

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/hollande-tightens-securityfrance-after-mali-somalia-action-20130113

 

French raids fail to rescue agent in Somalia, but halt al Shabab in Mali

South China Morning Post

France said yesterday a daring commando mission into Somalia to rescue a

secret agent who had been held by insurgents since 2009 had ended in

tragedy with the death of the captor and a French soldier. But the man’s

Islamist kidnappers said the hostage …

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126701/french-raids-fail-rescue-agent-somalia-halt-al-shabab-mali

 

Somalia: What Led the French Commando Raid On Al Shabab to Be a Botched …

AllAfrica.com

Bulomarer — 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 Daaydoog which is located at the

seaside and three kilometers …

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301120221.html

 

French hostage feared to have died after rescue attempt fails

RTE.ie

A French commando raid in Somalia to free a captive intelligence agent has

ended in the deaths of 17 Islamists and a French soldier. France’s defence

minister said the hostage also died in the failed rescue, but the man’s

captors said that he remained …

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0112/somalia-french.html

 

French hostage killed in Somalia commando raid

Indian Express

At least one French commando was killed during a daring raid Friday night

to rescue a French intelligence operative held hostage in Somilia. The

captive officer, identified as Denis Allex, was killed by his captors

during the operation, the French …

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/French-hostage-killed-in-Somalia-commando-raid/1058604/

 

France Increases Security Amid Africa Operations in Mali and Somalia

Slate Magazine (blog)

A French hostage and two soldiers were killed during a secret service

rescue mission in Somalia just as the French military continued air strikes

in Mali to push back Islamist extremists that have been linked with

al-Qaida. At least one French …

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/12/france_increases_security_amid_africa_operations_in_mali_and_somalia.html

 

Hollande steps up France security over Mali and Somalia

BBC News

French President Francois Hollande has ordered security stepped up around

public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa. He

was responding to the risk of Islamist attack after French forces attacked

militants in Mali and Somalia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20999348

 

Hollande ups security in France after Mali, Somalia action

Times of India

PARIS: France has ordered tightened security in public buildings and

transport following action against radical Islamists both in Mali and

Somalia, President Francois Hollande said on Saturday. Hollande said France

“has to take all necessary …

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Hollande-ups-security-in-France-after-Mali-Somalia-action/articleshow/18001340.cms

 

Britain to Host Somalia Conference in May

Somaliland Sun

David Cameroon to host Somali talks in MayLONDON: Somalilandsun – Britain

is to host a new international conference on the future of war-torn Somalia

on May 7, the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on

Friday. A spokeswoman for …

http://somalilandsun.com/index.php/world/2091-britain-to-host-somalia-conference-in-may

 

France raises domestic terror threat level after military strikes in Mali, Somalia

Ottawa Citizen

PARIS – The French president says the country will raise its domestic

terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to

increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks.

President Francois Hollande said …

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/France+raises+domestic+terror+threat+level+after+military/7811838/story.html

 

MP Survives Roadside Bomb in Mogadishu

AllAfrica.com

Mogadishu — A member of Somalia’s federal parliament has survived a

roadside explosion on Saturday in Mogadishu, Garowe Online reports. MP

Mohamed-Nuh Abdullahi, who was sworn in as an MP in August 2012, told the

BBC Somali Service that he …

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301130096.html

 

French soldier killed in failed Somalia operation

Radio New Zealand

A French soldier has been killed in a failed operation to free a hostage

captured in Somalia in 2009 and whose fate is unclear. Defence Minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian said all the indications were that hostage Denis Allex

had been killed by his captors …

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/125520/french-soldier-killed-in-failed-somalia-operation

 

French commando killed in Somalia hostage raid | The Salt Lake …

Mogadishu, Somalia • A raid to free a French intelligence agent held

captive in Somalia for three years went horribly wrong, leaving 17

Islamists and at least one French commando dead in a mud-caked farming …

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/55617893-68/french-killed-allex-shabab.html.csp

 

ilaahow kuwan somalia sheeganaya dhinac uun noo dhaafi, by …

By amuur

waxaan rajeynaa iney dhamaan doonto hadalka aadka u liita ee ay mar walba

ku hadlaan shaqsiyaad somalia isku sheega oo ay yidhaahdaan somalilnad

somalia ayey ka mid tahey taasi iney dhamaan doonto ayaan rajeynaa. insha

alah …

http://oodweynenews.com/2013/01/ilaahow-kuwan-somalia-sheeganaya-dhinac-uun-noo-dhaafi-by-cabdi-aadan/

 

Maraakiib Dagaal Oo Lagu wado Inay Somalia Soo gaaraan …

By sooyaalo

Saraakiisha badmarenada ee kanalka suweys ayaa u sheegay wakalada wararka u

faafisa Dawlada turikga ee anadolliyan in markab dagaal oo laga leeyahay

wadanka Talyaaniga uu kusoo jeedo xeebaha wadanka Somalia si uu ugu soo …

http://sooyaalnews.com/2013/01/maraakiib-dagaal-oo-lagu-wado-inay-somalia-soo-gaaraan/

 

Soldiers killed in failed French Somalia raid – ModernGhana.com

MOGADISHU AFP – Two French soldiers and 17 Islamists were killed in a

failed bid to free an intelligence officer captured in Somalia in 2009 who

also perished, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.The

overnight operation …

http://www.modernghana.com/news/439307/1/soldiers-killed-in-failed-french-somalia-raid.html

 

SOMALIA: French defense minister says hostage killed by Al …

By muumin

The intelligence agency team flew into southern Somalia by helicopter under

cover of darkness to try to free Denis Allex, held since 2009, by al

Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, on the same day France launched air strikes

against Islamist militants in …

http://www.raxanreeb.com/2013/01/somalia-french-defense-minister-says-hostage-killed-by-al-shabab/

 

Somaliland oo ka hadashay mowqifkeeda ku aadan shirka Arimaha …

By Saacid Yare

Wasiirka-Dibada-Maxamed-Cabdillaahi-Cumar Wasiirka arrimaha dibadda

maamulka Somaliland Maxamed C/llaahi Cumar ayaa ka hadlay shirka lagu wado

inuu dalka Ingiriiska ku dhexmaro wafuud ka kala socota dowladda Soomaaliya

http://raadreeb.com/2013/01/13/somaliland-oo-ka-hadashay-mowqifkeeda-ku-aadan-shirka-arimaha-somalia-ee-ka-dhacaya-london/

 

Madaxwaynaha Faransiiska oo amray in la xoojiyo ammaanka …

By Sacdiya Garabey

Madaxwaynaha Faransiiska oo amray in la xoojiyo ammaanka diblomaansiyiinta

Faransiiska ee Somalia iyo Mali. Published on January 13, 2013 by Sacdiya

Garabey · No Comments. 13.Jan.2013 Madaxwaynaha Faransiiska Francios …

http://starfm.co.ke/2013/01/madaxwaynaha-faransiiska-oo-amray-in-la-xoojiyo-ammaanka-diblomaansiyiinta-faransiiska-ee-somalia-iyo-mali/

 

Lex Vander Urges FIFA to Give Somalia More Priority Than Ever …

Mr. Lext Vander who returned to his country overnight on Friday after the

successful completion of the first phase of the construction of Somalia’s

old soccer facility told his farewell ceremony at the Lido Sea Food

restaurant.

http://newsblaze.com/story/20130112170100shaf.nb/topstory.html

 

Somalia: A failed state is back from the dead – Duhur | News …

By admin

On one side were the forces of the Western-backed government, supported by

thousands of Ugandan and Burundian troops of AMISOM, the African Union

Mission in Somalia. On the other was al Shabaab, a virulent militant

Islamist …

http://www.duhur.com/somalia-a-failed-state-is-back-from-the-dead/

 

Failed French Rescue Attempt Leaves Several Dead In Somalia

It’s not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a

botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may

have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across

Africa.

http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/01/12/failed-french-rescue-attempt-leaves-several-dead-in-somalia

 

Somalia: The Policemen Arrest a Journalist After an Interview on Rape

By marwa

Cairo January 13, 2013. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information

(ANHRI), today, denounces the arrest of a journalist, by the authorities,

for interviewing reported rape victim who was raped by a member of the

Somalian army.

http://www.anhri.net/en/?p=10751

 

American Power: French Hostage Crisis in Somalia

By Donald Douglas

Helicopter-borne commandoes launched a raid on a hideout in a remote Somali

bush village to free the agent from the clutches of al-Shabaab, the

al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group. But in the “intense” firefight

that followed, one French …

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/french-hostage-crisis-in-somalia.html

American Power

 

French commando killed in Somalia hostage raid – Yahoo! News

From Yahoo! News: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A raid to free a French

intelligence agent held captive in Somalia for three years went horribly

wrong, leaving …

http://news.yahoo.com/french-commando-killed-somalia-hostage-raid-203300027.html

 

IOM Somalia Receives Euro 1 Million from France for Stabilization …

H.E. Ambassador of France Etienne de Poncins shaking hands with IOM Somalia

Chief of Mission Mr. Ali Abdi following the signing of a cooperation

agreement …

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/iom-somalia-receives-euro-1-million-france-stabilization-programme

 

Somalia: French forces attack militant base

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — French commandoes have attacked a base of

Islamist militants in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said.

Residents of the …

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/somalia-french-forces-attack-militant-base

 

Britain to host Somalia conference in May | ReliefWeb

LONDON, Jan 11, 2013 (AFP) – Britain is to host a new international

conference on the future of war-torn Somalia on May 7, the office of

British Prime Minister …

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/britain-host-somalia-conference-may

 

French government says Somalia hostage believed killed in raid …

PARIS (Reuters) – A French secret agent held hostage in Somalia since 2009

is believed to have been killed, along with a French soldier, during a

rescue …

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/12/us-somalia-hostage-ledrian-idUSBRE90B08X20130112

 

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