‘A life given is not a life lost’: France honours troops slain in Burkina Faso hostage raid | All Charts News - breaking news english#FRANCE
Date created : 14/05/2019 – 07:44Latest update : 14/05/2019 – 11:56
France on Tuesday pays its final respects to two commandos killed during a raid to rescue two French hostages in the Sahel region of Africa last week. Follow the ceremony on our live blog and player.
French special forces Cedric de Pierrepont, 33, and Alain Bertoncello, 28, who died in the operation in Burkina Faso, are being honoured in a ceremony at the Invalides military complex in Paris led by President Emmanuel Macron.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on FRANCE 24 from 11am Paris time (GMT+2).
The raid last week freed French hostages Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas who had been seized on May 1 while on a safari trip in a nature park in Benin close to the border with Burkina Faso.
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