The UAE has expressed its condemnation of the terrorist attack, which targeted a village in the north of the friendly Republic of Burkina Faso, and resulted in the death and injury of dozens of innocent civilians, while the Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed his shock at the attack.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed – in a statement – that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism, which aim to destabilize security and stability, and are inconsistent with humanitarian values and principles. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the government of Burkina Faso, and to the families of the victims of this heinous crime, and its wishes for a speedy recovery to all the injured.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his shock and outrage at the killing of 138 people in Burkina Faso yesterday, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years. Guterres condemned, in a statement late last night, the “heinous” attack, and called on the international community to strengthen its efforts to combat violent extremism.
A security source in Burkina Faso told AFP that an attack occurred on Friday-Saturday night, when armed men launched a bloody operation in Salahan, in the Yaga region in the north of the country. discrimination at the hands of terrorists” and that “several houses and a market were burned” in the village of Salhan.
The government statement added: Following the tragedy caused by the forces of darkness, it was decided to declare 72 hours of national mourning.
The identity and motive of the attackers, who targeted a village in Yaga province, is not yet clear. Several armed groups are active in the Sahel region, which extends south of the Sahara Desert from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. A number of these groups have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists.
Burkina Faso has been away from such attacks for a long time, but the frequency has increased dramatically since 2015, and according to the United Nations, more than 2.1 million people are currently refugees in their country.
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