Today from Hiiraan Online:
French defense chief: Spying is crucial
Monday, October 15, 2012
Footage from the hostage tape by Al-Shabab of DGSE agent, Denis Allex
PARIS -- France's defense minister says it's crucial to invest in intelligence to fight terrorism and prevent kidnappings.
The DGSE counterintelligence agency said in a rare statement that Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the agency Monday to stress the importance of spying. He said it's "at the heart of our defense and national security strategy."
The statement came as France is reviewing its defense policies and trying to rein in its budget deficit amid Europe's debt troubles.
Le Drian also said the government is determined to free a DGSE agent, Denis Allex, held hostage in Somalia since 2009.
France has another six hostages believed held in Mali by an al-Qaida offshoot. President Francois Hollande met with families of some of the hostages Monday.
Alleged terrorist sees dying mom
- Muscatine Journal
Internet accessibility growing steadily in Somalia
Minn. man had frequent calls with Somali travelers
AU, Somali troops try to win back country roads
Somali Week Festival set to launch in Tower Hamlets
Gunmen kill 1, hurt 5 on Somali bus
Unknown gunmen kill refugee leader in northern Kenya
Somali refugees in Horn of Africa surpass 1 mln
Kenya's Kenyatta University opens its doors to Somali refugees in Dadaab
AMISOM says security situation improving in Kismayo port city
Mohammed Dini featured Great Falls Forum speaker Thursday
Department of Defense language program flourishes at UM
Minnesota: Al-Shabab witness probed
- Minnesota Daily
Somali internally displaced person gives birth to quadruplets
Post your comments
You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content.
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2014, www.hiiraan.com