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French Somalia hostage 'killed'

Somali militants claim a French intelligence officer held captive for three years has been executed. Al Shabbab tweeted that Denis Allex was killed yesterday. A bid to rescue him failed last week. French officials said Allex had died in the attempt.

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French hostage rescue bid in Somalia ends with deaths

France struck against Islamist miliants in Somalia today in a failed bid to rescue a hostage who's believed to have died, along with at least one French soldier.

It comes the same day as the British Government announced it was sending two RAF C-17 planes to support the French military operation against Islamists in the West African Republic of Mali.

ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia has the latest in this report:

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