‘Militants killed’ in Burkina Faso sex slave raid

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The army in Burkina Faso says it has killed 32 armed men – described as “terrorists” – during two operations in the north of the country, the first of which resulted in the freeing of many women who were being kept as sex slaves.

The first offensive took place in Yorsala forest where the military said it killed 24 armed men during several hours of fierce fighting in which one soldier died.

Eight other suspected militants were killed in Bourzanga, where large quantities of arms and ammunition were seized, the army said.

Islamist violence in on the increase in the West African nation.

These two military offensives come less than a month since nearly 40 employees of a Canadian mining company were killed in an ambush.

Hundreds of people have died and nearly half a million have fled their homes since the unrest began in 2015.

Source: BBC

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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