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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Regional troops have secured the presidential palace in the Gambia's capital but there are fears the former leader has raided state coffers.
The police officer was shot in the arm at a petrol station on the Crumlin Road, but is in a stable condition.
Temperatures tumbling again tonight with a widespread sharp frost and lows of -5C or -6C and icy spots in places