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Burkina Faso: Killings, Abuse in Sahel Conflict

Expand Malian soldiers, part of the five-nation G5 Sahel military force, patrol in central Mali in November 2017.  The 5,000-member force will comprise two battalions each from Mali and Niger and one each from Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania. © 2017 Getty Images   Armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have executed suspected government collaborators, intimidated teachers and spread fear among civilians throughout the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In response, Burkinabè security forces conducted counterterrorism operations in 2017 and 2018 that resulted in extrajudicial…

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