Skip to comments.French advisers seized in Somalia
Posted on 07/14/2009 11:41:13 PM PDT by Cindy
Note: Photo included.
# SNIPPET: "Two French security advisers helping the Somali government have been kidnapped in the capital Mogadishu, French officials have said.
Gunmen who were wearing police uniforms entered the hotel where the two were staying and took them away, eyewitnesses said.
The abductions took place in a government-held part of Mogadishu. Islamist rebels are battling troops from the UN-backed interim government for control of the city."
SNIPPET: "The French foreign ministry said the two advisers were in Mogadishu on an official mission to provide help to the government.
They were seized at the Sahafi Hotel, which has often accommodated foreign journalists and Somali government ministers."
SNIPPET: "The radical rebel group al-Shabab and its allies have been trying to topple the fragile interim government, led by moderate Islamist President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
OPINION - SPECULATION:
The kidnappers in police uniforms and being in a hotel known as friendly to foreigners may have given the French advisers a sense of false security.
Thanks for the bump Jet Jaguar.
A military test for Sarkozy? find them and get them back! Unlike what Obama would do.
I understand Tainan — really I do and I agree with you.
My opinion-speculation post suggested what may have happened.
Sure am glad those Ethiopian occupation troops left Somalia.
Every Somali now living in Maine, plus a utility hostage yet to be named from Guantanamo, for the return of the two careless Frogs.
PS, on the Maine Somalis, I would consider letting them keep their winter gear, and continue their welfare subsidies for 6 months. Such a deal!
What’s the over/under for the two Frenchies to come down with Stockholm Syndrome? A week?
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“Video: Shabaab releases tape of French hostage”
By BILL ROGGIO
June 9, 2010 10:53 PM
SNIPPET: “Shabaab has released a video of Denis Allex, one of two French security personnel kidnapped by the group from a hotel in Mogadishu last year. From Reuters:
In the video, Allex repeats those demands and says the group will issue a list of names of prisoners it wants released.”
Note: As in the prior post, links have been made non-clickable by me.
“NEW! Al-Shabaab - Footage Of Captured French Spy (Aux Francais)”
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Top Ten Jihadi Forums 11 April 2010
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Posted on April 11, 2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: “The following Top Ten list is ordered according relative importance, both to the jihadis and to those who monitor their online activities, with preference given to sites which consistently offer up content that is unique to the particular site and community of users.”
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Hat Tip: Jawa Report.