Hunt for missing soldier after failed hostage rescue 14 January 2013
By Nick Meo, Colin Freeman and Kim Willsher

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 soldier was shot dead and a second ended up missing in action, while the hostage himself was also thought to have been killed. (continue reading...)