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Burkina Faso: Respect Rights During Counterinsurgency Operation

Burkina Faso’s security forces should scrupulously respect human rights during a new military operation launched in response to a deadly uptick in attacks by armed Islamist groups, Human Rights Watch said today. In mid-May 2019, the government began Operation Doofu in the Nord, Sahel, and Centre-Nord administrative regions. Human Rights Watch is investigating allegations of unlawful killings by both sides, including alleged executions of people in security force custody. “The violence in Burkina Faso is reaching fever pitch as thousands flee their homes in panic, and new reports of unlawful killings…

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