Burkina Faso announces general mobilization

The authorities of Burkina Faso, which is located in West Africa, announced a general mobilization to fight jihadists. This is reported by the France-Presse agency.

“(The authorities) of Burkina Faso announced on Thursday a ‘general mobilization’ to provide the state with ‘all necessary means’ to deal with a string of jihadist attacks.“, – reports AFP with reference to the statement of the government of the country.

It says that the purpose of this emergency measure was to create a “legal basis for all actions to be taken” against terrorists. The cabinet added that “the salvation of the nation depends on the national awakening of all daughters and sons.”

Burkina Faso has been the epicenter of terrorist activity in West Africa since 2015. Several international extremist groups operate there, including the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, a local branch of ISIS*. Since 2015, at least 10,000 civilians and military have been killed by militants. calculated by non-governmental organizations.

* The activity of a terrorist organization is prohibited in Russia


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