42 years ago: 1976 Loyada Rescue Mission

February 4, 1976. This date marks the Loyada Rescue Mission, a mission to rescue 31 French children kidnapped by local rebels in then French Somaliland, today’s Djibouti (Horn of Africa). French Foreign Legion units successfully participated in.

See detailed information about the 1976 Loyada Hostage Rescue Mission.

1976 Loyada Rescue Mission - 2e REP - 13e DBLE - Djibouti