Burkina Faso kills jihadists after civilian assault.
Burkina Faso’s commander normal says armed forces have killed 146 jihadists in three counterattack operations within the northwest close to its border with Mali.
Normal Moise Minoungou spoke on Nationwide Tv late on Monday saying armed males entered Kain village early on Monday and killed 14 women and men. He stated Burkina Faso’s military responded by preventing in Kain, about 80km from Ouahigouya within the north Yatenga province. With air assist it additionally fought in Bahn within the north area and Bomboro within the Boucle du Mouhon area.
He stated the mixed operations killed 146 jihadists fleeing to Mali.
Islamic extremists have elevated assaults in Burkina Faso’s Sahel area, additionally shifting to the forested east close to the Niger border.
Burkina Faso is a part of the G5 Sahel regional counterterror pressure.