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WorldU.S. hostage rescued in operation that leaves 2 French commandos dead

15:40  10 may  2019
15:40  10 may  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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French armed forces had tried to rescue their agent at the weekend and it was believed he had been killed in the failed operation . Two French commandos died in the raid. Shortly after that, Al Shabaab, who had been holding Allex since July 2009, issued a statement saying he had been sentenced to

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U.S. hostage rescued in operation that leaves 2 French commandos dead© Google image: Map of Burkina Faso

LONDON — An American woman was among four hostages rescued in Burkina Faso overnight, according to the French presidential palace.

Two French commandos were killed during the operation to free two countrymen who were kidnapped last week in neighboring Benin.

The two missing French nationals and a South Korean were also rescued.

The statement named the French citizens as Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas, who vanished on May 1. It was unclear when or where the U.S. or South Korean national went missing.

U.S. hostage rescued in operation that leaves 2 French commandos dead© AFP - Getty Images Image: Frenchmen Laurent Lassimouillas, left, and Patrick Picque

In a tweet, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly named the two slain serviceman as marine commandos Cédric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello.

The statement said that French President Emmanuel Macron "bows with emotion and gravity before the sacrifice of these two servicemen, who gave their lives to save those of our citizens."

U.S. officials were not immediately available for comment.

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