The War on Terror Spreads in the Sahel

Around 20 people have been killed in an attack on a gold mining site in northern Burkina Faso, security sources said, the latest in a spate of violence blamed on a jihadist insurgency across the region. The attack over the weekend took place in Soum province not far from where alleged jihadists blew up a bridge linking two northern towns in mid-SeptemberThe west African nation has become part of a four-and-a-half year jihadist insurgency in the Sahel region, which covers the region south of the Sahara from the Atlantic coast across to the horn of Africa. Many of the attacks have been attributed to groups affiliated with al-Qaida, and others to the so-called Islamic State group.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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