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United States Condemns the Attack in the Town of Markoye in northern Burkina Faso
August 7, 2021


The United States strongly condemns the August 5 murder of civilians and members of Burkina Faso’s security services in the town of Markoye and offer our condolences to the families of the victims. This attack is another example of the reprehensible actions of violent extremists who seek to sow discord and bring chaos to Burkina Faso. There is no place for violence of this kind. The United States of America will continue to stand with Burkina Faso as the land of the upright person confronts the challenges of violent extremism.