Burkina Faso army massacres 223 villagers in revenge attack

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) say more than 220 civilians, including at least 56 children, were massacred by Burkina Faso’s military in a single day this year.
In the attacks on 25 February, the army killed 179 people in Soro village and 44 others in the nearby Nondin village.
HRW termed the mass killings “among the worst army abuse” incidents in the country in nearly a decade.
Villagers who survived the attack said that a military convoy with over 100 soldiers descended on Nondin village, about 30 minutes after Islamist fighters passed nearby.

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