Tuesday, April 07, 2015

France Scores One for the Good Guys

Good job, France!

Dutch citizen held captive in the Sahara for more than three years by the North African branch of Al Qaeda was freed on Monday by French special forces, who mounted a rescue operation without knowing whom they were trying to save.

French commandos raided a terrorist camp in northern Mali at 5 a.m., killed the fighters there after an exchange of gunfire and found Sjaak Rijke, the Dutch hostage, said Col. Gilles Jaron, a spokesman for the French Army’s chief of staff.

These are not easy things to do.