Burkina Faso Claims to Kill 400 Militants, as Militants Claim Victories

Conflicting statements are coming out of Burkina Faso as the newly founded Alliance of Sahel States (AoSS) claims to have killed 400 Al-Qaeda aligned militants as they were attacking the Djibo military base. The AoSS stated they attacked with an army of 3,000, and that the military was successful in repelling them.

Questions have been called into the legitimacy of these numbers.

The AoSS’s claim, however, is in direct contradiction to the militants claims, who claim to have successfully taken over the base, scoring a significant victory against the AoSS, and digging themselves into the base.