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World After the coup d'etat, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, new strong man from Burkina Faso

21:10  01 october  2022
21:10  01 october  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

11 killed, dozens missing after attack on Burkina Faso convoy

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Un groupe de militaires annonce à la télévision nationale du Burkina Faso la mise à l'écart du chef de la junte, Paul-Henri Damiba, ce vendredi 30 septembre 2022 à Ouagadougou. Ibrahim Traore (au 1er rang à gauche sur la photo), était jusque-là chef d’artillerie du 10ᵉ Régiment de commandement d’appui et de soutien basé à Kaya. Il prend la tête du mouvement patriotique pour la restauration et le sauvegarde après la chute du lieutenant-colonel Paul Henri Damiba. © RTB / screenshot A group of soldiers announces on national television from Burkina Faso the sidelining of the chief of The junta, Paul-Henri Damiba, this Friday, September 30, 2022 in Ouagadougou. Ibrahim Traore (1st row on the left in the photo), was previously artillery chief of the 10ᵉ Support and support command regiment based in Kaya. He heads the patriotic movement for restoration and safeguarding after the fall of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Henri Damiba.

After a day of uncertainty in Ouagadougou, fifteen soldiers announced last night on the set of national radiation that Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was dismissed from his functions as president of the transition. Eight months after the previous coup, Captain Ibrahim Traoré succeeds Lieutenant-Colonel at the head of Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso: at least 11 soldiers killed and 50 civilians who have disappeared after an attack

 Burkina Faso: at least 11 soldiers killed and 50 civilians who have disappeared after an attack © Issouf Sanogo, AFP of the Burkinabè gendarmes in Ouhigouya, in northern Burkina Faso, October 30, 2018. for the second time in this months of September, an attack on a refueling convoy in northern Burkina Faso caused the death of at least 11 soldiers. About fifty civilians are missing, according to the report reported Tuesday evening by the government.

Ibrahim Traoré, was previously artillery head of the 10th Support and Support Command Regiment based in Kaya. He heads the patriotic movement for restoration and safeguarding after the fall of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba.

Registered at the University of Ouagadougou in 2006, Ibrahim Traoré is a major of his promotion with his license in fundamental and applied geology. Three years later, he then decided to join the Burkinabè armed forces. It was in 2010 that he was recruited on behalf of the 12th promotion of the Georges Namoano Military Academy in Pô which houses the Commando training center.

Already present during the previous coup d'etat

After two years of training, the young second lieutenant is assigned to the artillery regiment, based in Kaya in the North Center region. In 2014, he passed Lieutenant and, in 2020, he carried his captain's stripes. Captain Ibrahim Traoré is appointed artillery chief of the 10th Kaya support and support command regiment last March by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

34 years old, he was one of the young officers who had overthrown Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on January 24. Like these comrades, Captain Ibrahim Traoré has embarked on the fight against armed groups. According to his relatives, he regularly visited his men on a security mission.

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