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Ghanaian security forces rescue Canadian women as hostages

Two Canadian women were rescued after being abducted last week by armed men in Ghana's second largest city, Kumasi. The two unnamed students, ages 19 and 20, volunteered for a charity when they were confiscated. Abductions in Ghana, considered one of the most stable states in West Africa, are extremely rare. There have been a few lately, however, that usually …

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Burkina Faso: French special forces rescue four hostages

French special forces liberated four hostages in Burkina Faso late last week in a raid that killed two of the elite soldiers. Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed during the nocturnal raid to rescue two French citizens, Laurent Lassimouillas and Patrick Picque. During the operation, two additional hostages were discovered in the enemy camp, which were not identified …

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American hostages rescued as French commandos were killed in an African rescue operation

French forces released four hostages, including one American, during a rescue operation in Burkina Faso. According to the French Presidential Palace, two soldiers were killed during the rescue operation. The raid had focused on salvaging two French tourists, Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas, who were kidnapped on May 1 in Benin, a French-speaking country in West Africa, after they left …

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Hostages freed in Burkina Faso offer condolences for fall French commandos

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso offered their condolences on Saturday to the families of two French soldiers killed in the rescue operation. The two French special forces soldiers Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello were killed in a night-time rescue of four foreign hostages including two French citizens in Burkina Fasso are …

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Release of the hostages of Burkina Faso: Two French troops have today killed the release of the hostages in West Africa

In a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, in which four people abducted from Benin were released from the United States, France and South Korea, two French special officers were killed on Friday. According to French Defense Secretary Florence Parly, four "terrorists" were killed at dawn in northern Burkina Faso to free the two French tourists. …

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2 decorated French soldiers killed in rescue mission that saved American, other hostages in Africa

An American citizen has been killed in the deaths of two of their own soldiers, the Elysee announced Friday. France said the Hostages were rescued PASTOR, 5 OTHERS KILLED IN BURKINA FASO CHURCH ATTACK The statement from France said President Emmanuel Macron's words: "Bows with emotion and gravity at the sacrifice of our two soldiers, Cédric de Pierrepont and Alain …

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The suspect of killing 4 hostages in Mississippi has died

Suspect died of deadly hostage Clinton, Miss. – A man who killed four people during a hostage-taking in a Mississippi house died in a hospital, the authorities said. Mississippi Department of Public Security spokesman Captain John Poulos said the suspect was shot dead in a house in Clinton during the 12-hour break. The dispute began on Saturday around 2:30 pm, …

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Syrian War: Army liberates 19 IS hostages – state media

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Caption Syrian state media have published images of which they say they are the hostages According to the state media, the Syrian army has liberated 19 of 1919 hostage-held women and children by the so-called Islamic State. They say the prisoners were rescued when troops launched an operation northeast of the desert city of …

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Putin says the Islamic State seized 700 hostages in Syria

SOCHI, RUSSIA (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that IS fighters had confiscated nearly 700 hostages in parts of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and executed some of them, promising to do more kill. Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending a signing ceremony following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of …

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