At least 44 civilians were reported killed by “armed terrorist groups.” in two villages in Northeastern Burkina Faso, near the Niger border, said a regional governor, Saturday.
Temporary fees of “This is a despicable and barbaric attack that targeted villages of Corco and Tondobe in Burkina Faso state governor Rodolphe Surgo said that in northeastern Burkina Faso on Thursday night “44 civilians were killed and others injured”. of the coast region.
Surgo said that 31 people He died in Corco and 13 in tondobe.
regional official He said this is an army offensive Put “out of Armed terrorist groups “that carried out out the kill.
conservative also He stressed that “procedures to stabilize the area slave-woman “
The poor Sahel country is grappling with until-year-old campaign by terrorists linked to al Qaeda and ISIS.
resident of “A large number,” Corco told AFP of The terrorists stormed the village” late Thursday.
“All night long, we heard gunfire. It was like that on Friday morning we saw there were several dozen dead,” he added.
Local residents said the village was targeted in revenge for extrajudicial execution of Two terrorists a few days ago who Try to steal cattle.
He was one of The most violent attacks since the arrival of Captain Ibrahim Traoré power in suddenly last September.
In February, 51 soldiers were killed in a attack on Machine, in remote north of Country.
the latest Two attacks occurred near the village of Sitanga, where 86 civilians were killed last June in one of The deadliest attacks of protracted rebellion.
Burkina Faso new military This week’s head pledge to step up A “dynamic offensive” against Terrorists follow a chain of Rebel attacks since start of the year.
dynamic offensive Underway in the past A few weeks it will be stepped up up to force Armed groups to lie down “Their weapons,” Colonel Celestin Sembeur said after the handover ceremony after his appointment. last week.
Since the terrorists launched campaign from neighboring Mali in 2015, more More than 10,000 civilians, soldiers and policemen have been killed, according to what he reported one non-governmental organization(NGO) estimate, and at least 2 million people They were displaced.
Official figures say terrorists actually control about 40%. of Country.
frustrations within military led to two military coups last year….. Traore, who Came to me power in September, I vowed to fight back and regain occupied lands.
But the terrorists got carried away out succession of Raids and ambushes since start of the yearinflicting huge losses on civilians and militaryEscort convoys.
Burkina Faso’s embattled army recently acquired a foreign-made Drones, and release video footage on a regular basis of strikes against Alleged terrorists and forces described as re-occupying and securing lost territory.
Since taking over Traore power last yearthe activities of All political parties and civil society organizations in The country is suspended.
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