MACRON TO HONOUR TWO SOLDIERS KILLED FREEING HOSTAGES IN AFRICA

TWO FRENCH SOLDIERS KILLED RESCUING HOSTAGES IN WEST AFRICA

FRENCH COMMANDOS WERE PART OF RAID IN BURKINA FASO THAT FREED FOUR PEOPLE HELD BY KIDNAPPERS

He said it would have been "absolutely impossible" to carry out a raid once they had been handed over.

Tributes have been paid to two French special forces commandos who died in an operation that freed four hostages being held by kidnappers in northern Burkina Faso. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, who personally...

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17th January, 2016 473

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The United Kingdom stands with President Kabore and the people of Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism, he said... READ MORE

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