Burkinabe troops carried out jihadist hunting operations through the first half of November near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali.
READ MORE: The Burkina Faso army said, Sunday, November 17, it had killed 32 “terrorists” in two operations in the north of the country after an attack on a patrol.
The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt that has claimed hundreds of lives since early 2015.
The country’s badly equipped, poorly trained and underfunded security forces have been unable to stem the violence, which has intensified throughout 2019 to become almost daily.
The Sahel region, including Burkina Faso’s neighbors Mali and Niger, has been afflicted by the violence despite the presence of the regional G5 Sahel force as well as French and U.S. troops.
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Author: VOA News