A woman Burkina Faso, a volatile nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency since 2015. Photo: Reuters
A woman Burkina Faso, a volatile nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency since 2015. Photo: Reuters
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Army frees abducted women, babies in Burkina Faso amid rise in civilian attacks

  • The news came just hours after a series of attacks left about 30 people dead in the volatile nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency since 2015
  • The abduction of at least 60 women and four babies prompted alarm from the UN, while the country’s military junta warned of a rise in jihadist attacks on civilians

A woman Burkina Faso, a volatile nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency since 2015. Photo: Reuters
A woman Burkina Faso, a volatile nation that has been battling a jihadist insurgency since 2015. Photo: Reuters
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