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Massacre:  Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

Massacre: Over 180 Bodies Discovered In Burkina Faso

By Elite News Reporter Over 180 bodies of men believed to have been massacred were Tuesday found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were probably carried out by government forces. "Available evidence suggests government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions," HRW said. It called for the government to hold those responsible to account. The Burkina Faso government told HRW it would investigate the claims. Minister of Defence Moumina Cherif Sy said the killings could have been committed by armed groups using stolen army uniforms and logistical equipment. "It is difficult for the population to distinguish between armed terrorist groups and the ...