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Burkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces

Expand Burkina Faso Soldiers take part in a training exercise in 2017, in Burkina Faso.  (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt Benjamin Northcutt 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Sergeant/released) © 2017 AB Forces News Collection / Alamy Stock Photo Atrocities by Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel Region and by security forces during counterterrorism operations have left scores dead and created widespread fear and displacement, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The violence has forced tens of thousands of villagers to flee since early 2019. The 56-page…

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