At least eleven soldiers were killed in a new terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. According to media reports from yesterday, an army patrol near Hallale in the Sahel region had been ambushed. At least five attackers were killed in the battle in the morning, it said.
Only the previous day, over 100 people were killed in heavy fighting in the West African country, according to official information. In addition to 35 civilians and seven soldiers, 80 attackers were also killed during the fighting in the north of the country.
Several armed groups are active in the countries of the Sahel region – an area that extends south of the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Red Sea – some of whom have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda terror groups. Attacks and attacks occur repeatedly, especially in Mali and in the neighboring countries Burkina Faso and Niger.