Somali militants post picture of dead French soldier
French soldier killed in failed Somali raid
Somalia Hostage Raid French Agent 'Killed'.
The Special Forces led an assault on an Al-Shabab position in Bulo Marer, Somalia, where Denis Allex was believed to hold. 17 Al-Shabaab fighters and a French captain were killed. The French military believes that members of Al-Shabaab executed Allex during or soon after the operation. Al-Shabaab claimed that he was still alive and in its custody.