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Burkina Faso They question the governments anti terrorist strategy Latin

Latin American Summary, June 15, 2022.

The former ruling People’s Movement for Progress has questioned the anti-terrorist strategy of interim President of Burkina Faso Paul-Henry Damiba, the news reported today.

In a statement on the 13th, released Wednesday, the political force questioned the justification for the January 24th coup in Damiba, in addition to the effectiveness of the strategy and tactics used to fight terrorism to lead.

The movement said it was dismayed and dismayed, citing a series of attacks in different parts of the West African country.

In particular, he referred to the attack on the 9th on the camp of a military contingent in Seytenga (north-west), and two days later, on the night of the 11th/12th, they massacred the civilian population in the village with a total of 79 dead.

However, several local sources speak of more than 150 civilians being systematically executed that night alone, he commented in the text.

Seytenga is 40 kilometers from the city of Dori, the capital of the Sahel region, which is home to a military camp, the last strong state presence before the Niger border.

“Like all Burkinabes, we wonder how it is possible that terrorists can commit such barbarism in such a strategic area for several hours without hesitation,” he said in the statement.

He deplored that a possible lack of unity between military and civilian components had resulted in successive urban and rural locations falling into the hands of extremist groups.

The movement urgently called for the mobilization of all its militants and all patriots to win the war on terrorism and successfully meet the challenge of returning to constitutional order as soon as possible, as emphasized in the document signed by party leader Alassane Bala Sakande.

Burkina Faso has seen a surge in violence since 2015, as armed extremist groups linked to al-Qaeda proliferated, particularly in areas in the north and center of the country.

Official sources report hundreds of deaths and more than 1.9 million internally displaced as a result of the scourge.

Source: Prensalatina.