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Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights & Development: Condemns Terrorist Attack in Northern Burkina Faso

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19 August 2021

Press Statement

 

The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development (IDF) today condemned the terrorist attack of al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist groups, which killed 47 people, including 30 civilians and 17 soldiers, 25 km from the northern Burkina Faso town of Gorgadji in the three-border area between Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali.

Burkina Faso has been facing terrorist attacks since 2015 that have left more than 1,500 people dead and forced nearly 1.5 million people to flee their territory and flee their homes. The coalition today called on the United Nations to intervene quickly and make urgent efforts to support the countries of the region to address the challenges to security, peace, and development related to the humanitarian situation in the Sahel region, whose countries are under armed operations by terrorist organizations of ISIS.

The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development expressed solidarity with Burkina Faso in its fight against terrorism and stressed the need to strengthen regional and international efforts to fight terrorism in all its forms.

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