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Burkina Faso’s Atrocities in the Name of Security Will Help Terrorists’ Ranks

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 Burkina Faso is in the grips of a dangerous threat from armed Islamist fighters who are murdering civilians and threatening to destabilize other West African countries. But the government’s abusive counterinsurgency strategy, notably the summary execution of suspects, risks inflaming the conflict by driving more people into the hands of Islamist…

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