Two French soldiers killed in hostage release operation in Burkina Fasso

On the night of May 9 to 10, French special forces, with the support of soldiers from Operation Barkhane, Burkinabe forces and US intelligence, carried out an operation to free 4 Western hostages, including two French kidnapped in Benin. on May 1, and whose body of the guide was found the next day. According to the press release from the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the operation allowed the release of the hostages, but two special forces operators, petty officers of the marine commandos, lost their lives in the offensive. The operation was carried out by elements of the Hubert commando.

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