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11/01/2013 Bulo Marer hostage rescue attempt

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French Hostage Killed In Somalia

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Somali militants post picture of dead French soldier

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French soldier killed in failed Somali raid

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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.