After a series of jihadist attacks, Burkina Faso declares a state of ‘General Mobilization.’

The head of the military junta has declared a “general mobilisation” to combat the ongoing string of jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso.

The goal is to establish a “legal framework for all the actions to be taken” against the insurgents, according to a statement from the presidency.

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the transitional president who staged the recent coup, aims to recapture 40% of the country’s territory currently held by Al-Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated groups.

The defence minister called for a surge of national spirit to find a solution and a detailed plan is expected to include a state of emergency for affected areas.

The violence has displaced two million people and caused over 10,000 deaths over the past seven years.

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