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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab to Kill Secret Agent Denis Allex in Retaliation for Botched French Operation

In Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Archive, Denis Allex, France, Somalia, Terrorism on January 17, 2013 at 12:26 AM

01/16/2013

Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia say they will execute the French intelligence agent Denis Allex in retaliation for a botched French operation to free him.

The French government, however, says it believes Allex was killed by his captors during Friday’s raid in which two French commandos died.

Al-Shabaab have denied the French account. The militants have published an image of one of the dead soldiers. (Graphic Photos 1 2 3)

But no proof of death has been made public for Allex.

In a Twitter statement, Al-Shabaab said that, because of the rescue attempt, France would be responsible for his death.

The group said it had decided to execute him to avenge the deaths of the dozens of Muslim civilians killed during Friday’s operation.

UPDATE: Al-Shabaab Executes French Secret Agent Denis Allex

  1. […] after that, Al Shabaab, who had been holding Allex since July 2009, issued a statement saying he had been sentenced to death. It stated their decision to kill him followed what it called […]

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