Burkina Faso – Attack in Nassoumbou - Reminder of the deputy spokesman’s statement (December 17, 2016)

France condemns the attack on December 16 against a Burkinabe army post in Nassoumbou.

France offers its condolences and its heartfelt solidarity to the families of the victims and the authorities of Burkina Faso.

This latest attack illustrates the need to continue counterterrorism efforts.

Our shared determination to combat individuals and groups attempting to destabilize the region will not waver. In the face of this threat, France will continue to support States in the region, particularly within the framework of the G5 Sahel.