You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • Interpol urges world response to Iraq extremists
    Interpol says the execution of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.
  • Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters
    Pakistani officials have held first, “initial” talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.
  • Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters
    Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month’s elections.
Advertisement

Captors kill hostage in Somalia during French raid

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister says a French soldier is missing after an unsuccessful commando raid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who was killed by his captors during the fighting.

Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday that the mission had been planned carefully but was extremely dangerous. He said the hostage, code-named Denis Allex, and a French soldier were killed, as were 17 Islamists.

The ministry had earlier said two commandos were killed.

Le Drian said the operation in Somalia was unrelated to the French offensive in Mali to drive back Islamist militants. Allex was captured in July 2009 in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, in July 2009.

The Islamists have said they are holding the body of a French soldier.

Advertisement