French military frees 4 hostages in Burkina Faso, including one S. Korean

  • 5 years ago
In other news,.. French forces rescued four hostages, including a Korean national... from a militant group in the West African country of Burkina Faso on Friday.
The French government said that its special forces were able to rescue 2 French citizens,... and two women from the U.S. and South Korea.
The military operation was initially launched to rescue two French tourists snatched earlier this month,... before they could be handed over to militants in Mali.
Two French soldiers and four kidnappers were killed during the rescue.
Seoul's defense minister Jeong Kyeong-doo spoke with his French counterpart the same day,... and expressed deep gratitude for the rescue,... also sending his condolences for the fallen French soldiers.