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©STR/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07562446 Patrick Picque from France (L) and Laurent Lassimouillas from France (3-L) and an unidentified South Korean released hostage (2-L) with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore (R) at the Presidential Palace in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 11 May 2019. According to the the French presidency the French army has released four hostages during an intervention in northern Burkina Faso. Two are French, one American and one South Korean citizen. Two French soldiers are reported to have been killed in the operation to free the hostages. The two French citizens were kidnapped 01 May 2018 in Benin. EPA-EFE/STR