in a military operation done by the French a total of four hostage have been freed before they could be sold off to Islamic terrorist, Two French soldiers were killed.
Commanders launched the operation to rescue two French tourists snatched in neighbouring Benin earlier this month, before they could be handed over to militants in Mali.
During the raid special forces found the kidnappers were also holding a US woman and a South Korean woman.
Two French soldiers and four kidnappers were killed. Two kidnappers escaped.