World Burkina: 10 "terrorists" killed during an anti-jihadist operation in the west
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Ten "terrorists" were killed Thursday during an offensive against a jihadist base in western Burkina Faso, said the military staff in a statement.
"A mixed unit of the Toéni detachment, made up of elements of the national gendarmerie and army soldiers, carried out an offensive action against a base of an armed terrorist group in Worou (Sourou province)" , indicates the staff.
"This anti-Jihadist operation made it possible to neutralize (kill) ten terrorists and to recover weapons and motorcycles", according to the general staff, which specifies that a "gendarme was unfortunately injured during the operation".
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This assessment was not verifiable from an independent source.
The Burkinabé armed forces, which have lost men in several recent attacks, are increasingly carrying out counterterrorism operations.
Eight suspected jihadists were killed and 38 suspects arrested during a joint multi-day operation between the Burkina Faso and Ivorian armies on the border of the two countries, according to an announcement made on May 24.
On May 23, thirteen jihadists were killed during a "clash" with the army in Soum province, in the north of Burkina Faso, according to security sources.
On May 19, two Burkinabè gendarmes were killed and 47 "terrorists" shot dead during an anti-Jihadist operation carried out in Waribéré, about 40 kilometers from Barani, in northwest Burkina Faso, according to the state. major of the armies.
The reports given by the police on neutralized jihadists are nonetheless unverifiable from independent sources.
Burkina Faso is plagued by frequent jihadist attacks, often intertwined with inter-community conflicts, which have left nearly 900 dead since 2015, and forced 840,000 people to flee their homes.
This violence, which affects several Sahelian countries, resulted in 4,000 deaths in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in 2019, according to the UN.
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