Burkina Faso neutralizes about thirty terrorists

  • In addition, the joint operation with the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo has also destroyed five bases

About about thirty terrorists have been “neutralized“and five bases have been destroyed in Burkina Faso within the framework of an operation in border areas along the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo.

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Burkina Faso Security Minister Maxime Koné has reported on the operation, which was carried out from November 22 to 27 and has led to the deployment of more than 5,700 agents security in the border areas of these countries, in addition to more than 880 vehicles and six aircraft. With all this, the destruction of five bases and the neutralization of thirty terrorists, especially in the Southwest and Cascades regions, has been achieved in Burkinabe territory, Koné has influenced, reports the Burkinabe news agency AIB. In addition, a dozen boxes of ammunition, fifteen motorcycles and seven vehicles have been seized from the suspected terrorists. The minister has also assured that no deaths have been registered among the authorities during the five days that the operation has lasted, which follows three previous operations that were carried out successfully in May and November 2018 and in November 2018. 2019.

Burkina Faso has generally experienced a significant increase in attacks since 2015. These, the work of both the Al Qaeda affiliate and that of the Islamic State in the region, have also contributed to increasing intercommunity violence and have made self-defense groups flourish, to which the Burkinabe government has joined in recent months. to ‘volunteers’ to help in the fight against terrorism.


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