The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Burkina Faso announced this Sunday the official end of the operations of the last French troops that remained in its territory. Last January, the African country broke the 2018 agreement by which it kept the soldiers of SABER, the French military operation, on Burkinabe soil.
France confirmed on January 25 that it would withdraw its troops within a month. It is a detachment of 400 members of the French special forces installed in a barracks near the capital.
Recently, Burkina Faso and Russia announced their interest in strengthening their bilateral cooperation, which will take into account the fight against jihadism.
Burkina Faso’s decision is similar to the one adopted a year ago by the Mali authorities,
They also asked that the detachment of the special force deployed by France in that country to combat jihadist terrorism leave their territory.
In recent months, protests tinged with strong anti-French sentiment have taken place in Burkina Faso and the protesters have repeatedly called on the country’s authorities to ally with Russia to fight jihadist groups.
Source: Euronews Español