The Burkina Faso and Niger Republic Armed Forces have killed “around 100 terrorists” in a joint operation at the border of the two countries.
The joint operation, staged between November 25 and December 9, accordign to a joint statement by the two countries’ militaries, managed to “neutralise around 100 terrorists” and “detain around 20 suspicious individuals.”
Terrorists groups linked to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have plagued the Sahel region since 2015.
The joint statement said that the operation have also dismantled two terrorists’ bases, one in Kokoloukou in Western Niger and another in Yeritagui, in Eastern Burkina Faso.
The statement added that four Burkinabe soldiers died in a roadside bomb attack during the operation, adding that both sides deployed foot soldiers, as well as “surveillance and combat aircraft.”