Hostages rescued in Burkina Faso praise fallen French commandos

Q: Three of the hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday, expressing sorrow at the death of two French soldiers in the rescue operation. Where is the West African nation of Burkina Faso?

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Q: A special forces team rescued last week two Frenchmen kidnapped while on safari in Benin as well as an American woman and a South Korean woman who were being held with them. Benin is ...

A. North of Burkina Faso

B. South of Burkina Faso

C. Southeast of Burkina Faso

D. Southwest of Burkina Faso

Q: Jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have expanded their presence across West Africa’s Sahel region, a strip of scrubland bordering which desert?

A. Arabian

B. Gobi

C. Kalahari

D. Sahara

Q: It is estimated that 69 different languages are spoken in Burkina Faso? What is the official language?

A. English

B. French

C. Mande

D. Mossi

Q: France has 4,500 troops based in the Sahel region where 24 French soldiers have died since 2013, when France intervened to drive back jihadist rebels in which neighbor of Burkina Faso?

A. Mali

B. Niger

C. Togo

D. Benin

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