Burk­ina Faso kills mil­i­tant leader

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Burk­ina Faso’s armed forces said their sol­diers had killed an ex­trem­ist leader and five sup­port­ers in Na­houri Prov­ince in an op­er­a­tion to dis­man­tle the group op­er­at­ing in the coun­try’s south-cen­tral re­gion. The statement on Fri­day by the armed forces’ chief of staff said troops also seized a large cache of weapons. It iden­ti­fied the leader as Ab­doul Hadi, who is known to have helped mil­i­tant group An­sarul Is­lam be­come es­tab­lished in the area. Ex­trem­ist have been in­creas­ing at­tacks in the West African na­tion re­cently, forc­ing nearly half a mil­lion people to flee their homes.

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