Funeral caskets of fallen French soldiers arrive at Invalides

The decorated funeral caskets of French soldiers Cédric de Pierrepont, 33, and Alain Bertoncello, 28, are carried by colleagues into the Cour d’Honneur at the Invalides national military complex in Paris. The soldiers, killed during a raid to free hostages in Burkina Faso, are honoured during a national ceremony presided over by Emmanuel Macron. IMAGES

Photo of two French soldiers killed freeing hostages

Two French soldiers, Cédric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello, are killed during a “complex” raid in which four hostages are freed by special forces in Burkina Faso. Both soldiers were part of the French navy’s prestigious Hubert commando. PHOTO of the two French soldiers