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France To Station Counterterrorism Force in Burkina Faso

France To Station Counterterrorism Force in Burkina Faso

The French government says it will soon deploy a paramilitary police special forces battalion to Burkina Faso with the mandate of providing a rapid-response capability in the event of terrorist attacks anywhere in the West African sub-region.

Nearly two weeks ago, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for a terrorism attack that left 18 people dead and several…

Source: France To Station Counterterrorism Force in Burkina Faso