French hostage says ordeal in Burkina Faso was ‘hell’

Paris (CNN)A French hostage, freed in Burkina Faso on Thursday during on overnight rescue in which two soldiers were killed, has described the experience as “hell.” “Our thoughts are for the families of the soldiers and the soldiers who lost their life to free us from this hell,” he added, according to CNN affiliate BFMTV. Lassimouillas and his compatriot, Patrick Picque, will travel to Paris on Saturday to receive a full health examination, before meeting President Emmanuel Macron. The pair were kidnapped on May 1 while in the neighboring West African country of Benin, according to the Elysee. Their safari guide was found dead in Pendjari National Park and their vehicle was burned, Reuters reported. Four terrorists were killed in …