Burkina Faso army admits to killing civilians in air raid | Armed Groups News


The West African nation has been battling insurgent teams, some linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL, in recent times.

Burkina Faso’s military has stated it unintentionally killed civilians throughout a navy operation within the nation’s southeast earlier this week.

The West African nation has been battling an armed rebellion by insurgent teams, some linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), which management massive swaths of territory inside and wage frequent assaults throughout the Sahel.

“Throughout operations which made it attainable to neutralize a number of dozen terrorists, the strikes sadly induced collateral victims inside the civilian inhabitants,” the military stated in a press release on Wednesday.

It didn’t say what number of civilians had been killed. The victims had been hit by projectiles within the zone between Kompienga and Pognoa, close to the border with Togo, on Monday, it stated.

Togo, which has been contending with the spillover of militancy from Burkina Faso, unintentionally killed seven kids in an air raid final month close to the identical border.

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