BURKINA FASO – The army here on Sunday said it had killed 32 armed men – described as “terrorists” – during two operations in the north of the country.
The first offensive on Friday took place in Yorsala forest where the military said it had killed 24 armed men during several hours of fighting. It left one soldier dead. Many women, who were allegedly kept as “sex slaves,” were also freed, the army added.
Eight other suspected militants were killed in Bourzanga on Saturday, it said.
These two military offensives came less than a month since nearly 40 employees of a Canadian mining company were killed in an ambush.
Hundreds of people have died and nearly half a million have fled their homes since the unrest began in 2015.(BBC)