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Burkina Faso Terrorism 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Burkina Faso Terrorism 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Terrorist groups - home based:
Ansarul Islam:
aim(s): to end government control in parts of the north of the country and enforce sharia in the area of the ancient Fulani Empire of Djeelgodji
area(s) of operation:
targets Burkinabe security forces and civilians primarily in the country's northern Sahel Region (April 2018)
Islamic State of Iraq and ash-sham networks in the Greater Sahara (ISGS):
aim(s):
replace regional governments with an Islamic state
area(s) of operation:
mostly concentrated in the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border region; targets primarily security forces
(December 2018)

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
al-Mulathamun Battalion:
aim(s):
replace several African governments, including Burkina Faso's government, with an Islamic state
area(s) of operation:
engages in kidnappings for ransom and violent activities across the country, including in the capital Ouagadougou
(November 2018)
al-Qa'ida-affiliated Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM):
aim(s): establish an Islamic state centered in Mali
area(s) of operation:
primarily based in northern and central Mali; targets Western and local interests in West Africa and Sahel; has claimed responsibility for attacks in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso
note: pledged allegiance to al-Qa'ida and AQIM; holds Western hostages; wages attacks against security and peacekeeping forces in Mali (April 2018)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Burkina Faso on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Faso Terrorism 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Terrorism 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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