43 years ago: 1976 Loyada Rescue Mission

43 years ago, in early February 1976, a hostage rescue mission carried out by GIGN + two French Foreign Legion units occurred at Loyada, a small border village in then French Somaliland, today’s Djibouti (Horn of Africa). Their goal was to rescue 31 French children kidnapped by local militants.

See detailed information about the 1976 Loyada Hostage Rescue Mission.

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