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Burkina Faso military admits to killing civilians in air raid

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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 by chance killed civilians throughout a army 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.

“During operations which made it possible to neutralize several dozen terrorists, the strikes unfortunately caused collateral victims within the civilian population,” the military stated in a press release on Wednesday.

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

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

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