Is the military campaign in the Sahel region working? | Inside Story

Armed groups have once again targeted Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.

They launched two co-ordinated attacks on Friday against the army's headquarters and the French embassy; killing several people and injuring dozens more.

The government has called it a terrorist attack.

Burkina Faso is one 5 regional countries contributing to a military force called the Sahel G-5, along with France.

It's meant to go after armed groups including Al Qaeda and ISIL, but the attacks against civilians continue.

So, is further intervention needed?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Marie-Roger Biloa - Editor of Africa International.
Adama Gaye - Former Director of Information at the Economic Community of West African States or ECOWAS.
Martin Ewi - Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

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Source: Al Jazeera English,
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