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06 févr. 2019 | 02h01 UTC

Burkina Faso: Security forces kill 146 jihadist militants on February 5

Burkina Faso Alerte de sécurité

Military announces death of 146 jihadist militants during military operations in Nord and Boucle du Mouhon regions as of February 5

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/2/2019, 12h00 until 9/2/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Ouagadougou). COUNTRY/REGION Nord region, Boucle du Mouhon region

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According to a statement released by military officials on Tuesday, February 5, Burkinabe military forces launched simultaneous operations in Yatenga and Loroum (Nord region) and Kossi (Boucle du Mouhon region). Military reports indicate 146 jihadist militants were killed in airstrikes followed by a ground operation. Further military raids, as well as clashes between security forces and jihadist militants, are possible in northern Burkina Faso in the near term.


Burkina Faso declared a state of emergency for the country's border regions on January 1.

Terrorism has become an increasingly severe security threat in Burkina Faso since 2015. Educational institutions, local government officials, and security forces are specifically targeted. Initially concentrated in the Sahel region, attacks have spread to other regions, including eastern Burkina Faso (Est region) which is also known for high crime rates. Attacks are usually attributed to Ansarul Islam and other groups affiliated with Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).


Individuals in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor developments to the security situation in northern Burkina Faso and applicable regulations (e.g. state of emergency orders) and remain vigilant for criminal and militant activity.

Due to the severe threats of terrorism and kidnapping, individuals present in Burkina Faso - including the capital Ouagadougou - are strongly advised to be discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.


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