Suspected jihadists kill at least 20 in Burkina Faso • FRANCE 24 English

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Suspected #jihadists killed at least 19 gendarmes and a civilian in an #attack early Sunday in northern #BurkinaFaso, officials said. The poor #Sahel state has been hit by jihadist attacks since 2015, mostly in the northern and eastern regions close to Mali and Niger — countries facing their own struggles against jihadists — but also in the south. FRANCE 24’s Terrorism Expert Wassim Nasr tells us more.

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