Over 400 Terrorists Eliminated by Armed Forces of Burkina Faso on November 26 - Reports
© AFP 2023 ISSOUF SANOGOBurkina Faso soldiers take part in the annual US-led Flintlock military training closing ceremony hosted by the Internationl Counter-Terrorism Academy, in Jacqueville, on March 14, 2023.
© AFP 2023 ISSOUF SANOGO
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 400 terrorists were eliminated by the armed forces of Burkina Faso on November 26 during the fighting launched in response to the recent attack on the city of Djibo, the Information Agency of Burkina Faso reported on Monday, citing security sources.
The figure is not final as the search for the terrorists' bodies is still ongoing, the Burkinabe news agency reported.
Around 3,000 terrorists attempted to seize Djibo in the country's north last Sunday. However, the country's armed forces managed to carry out a successful counteroffensive thanks to the joint actions of ground forces and aviation.
14 November 2023, 08:53
Burkina Faso has been struggling to counter an uprising of radical jihadists that spread into the country from neighboring Mali in 2015, affecting the Sahel region the most.
In April 2023, the Burkinabe authorities declared a general mobilization in the country after a series of terrorist attacks.