Burkina Faso – Attack against the Burkina Faso forces (19 August 2019)


France utterly condemns the attack carried out yesterday against the detachment of the Burkina Faso forces in Koutougou in Soum province, which left a large number of people dead and injured.

It extends its condolences to the families of the soldiers who died and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

France is active in the Sahel and stands alongside the Burkina Faso authorities in order to support them, at their request, in the fight against terrorism.