March 10, 2012

Hostage rescue ends in tragedy: Briton executed by captors as special forces close in on Al Qaeda gang's lair



 
  • British Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were captured by kidnappers in May while working in northern Nigeria
  • Two videos showing the hostages pleading for their lives while under armed guard were released by their captors
  • PM David Cameron authorised the rescue mission as the pair's lives were in 'imminent and growing danger'
  • But the kidnappers killed the two men as members of the Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos moved in on their hideout
By David Williams and James Chapman
via dailymail.co.uk
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