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Al Jazeera: At least 53 Burkina Faso soldiers, volunteers killed in clashes with rebels  

Seventeen soldiers and 36 civilian volunteers killed in Yatenga province, where the army has been trying to reconquer territory to allow displaced people to return home. 

At least 53 members of Burkina Faso’s security forces have been killed during heavy clashes with rebel fighters in the country’s north, according to the army. 

Seventeen soldiers and 36 volunteers assisting the military were killed during an “attack” in Koumbri commune in Yatenga province on Monday, the army said in a statement on Tuesday.  

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Burkina Faso Clashes Leave 53 Soldiers Killed  

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Clashes with militants kill 53 Burkina Faso soldiers and volunteers, army says — The Guardian

Militants in Burkina Faso Kill More Than 50 Fighters — VOA

Scores of soldiers and volunteers die in Burkina Faso attack — RT 

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