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- Two soldiers presumed dead after failed rescue mission in south Somalia
- Militant group al-Shabab posted three photos on Twitter of ‘dead soldier’
- Tweets taunted Christianity and French president Francois Hollande
- Mission was to save French intelligence officer Denis Allex held hostage
By Sara Malm
PUBLISHED: 17:07 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:53 GMT, 14 January 2013
Somali militants with links to al-Qaeda today posted sickening photographs of what they claim is a French soldier killed in Saturday’s failed rescue mission of a fellow countryman held hostage.
Three pictures posted on Twitter show a white man wearing military pants and a blood-soaked shirt surrounded by three guns, ammunition clips and protective gear.
Militant Islamist group al-Shabab taunt the dead man’s religion in their posts writing ‘A return of the crusades, but the cross could not save him from the sword,’ and asking president Francois Hollande if it was ‘worth it’.
The soldier was killed during a failed military raid to rescue a French intelligence officer who had been held by al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-affiliated militant group that controls much of southern Somalia, since July 2009.
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