2021-11-26 Africa North
Three soldiers, 11 jihadists killed in Burkina: army
[AlAhram] Three soldiers and 11 suspected jihadists were killed when an army unit came under fire in northern Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
, the military said on Thursday.
The detachment in Thiou, in the northern province of Yatenga, was attacked early Wednesday, military headquarters said in a statement.
The troops "neutralised 11 terrorists" for the cost of three dead and around 10 maimed, it said, using a term routinely applied to jihadists.
Ground-based reinforcements were brought in, with air support, to evacuate the maimed and secure the area, it added.
Groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
group have plagued the landlocked Sahel nation since 2015, killing about 2,000 people and displacing 1.4 million from their homes.
The latest attack brings the number of fatalities among civilians and the security forces in northern Burkina to at least 79 in 11 days.
On November 14, more than 300 fighters aboard pickups and cycle of violences stormed a gendarmerie camp at Inata, according to military sources.
Fifty-three police and four others died, according to official figures. It was the biggest one-day loss among the security forces in the history of the insurgency.
On Sunday, at least nine gendarmes and around 10 non-combatants were killed in Foube.
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