Military junta in West Africa's landlocked country has set a goal of recapturing 40 percent of the country's territory, which is controlled by local insurgents affiliated with Al Qaeda and Daesh groups.
According to local sources, at least 12 people were killed after armed men attacked the town of Bani in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.
New measures signal the junta is looking for new ways to stamp out resistance in areas where anti-coup fighters are active.
Military government's demand comes a day after hundreds of protesters in capital Ouagadougou chanted anti-France slogans and called on French army to leave.
Myanmar's military junta had announced it would free 7,012 prisoners to mark the 75th anniversary of the country gaining independence.
A UN human rights expert has released a report naming the three countries as arms suppliers to Myanmar's military junta, even while having 'full knowledge' of attacks on civilians.
The country's army-dominated interim parliament has voted in the transition plan despite promises to stage elections in February.
Ruling military government asks West African Economic and Monetary Union to end sanctions, saying it will have inevitable socio-economic consequences for the populations of Mali and of the West African sub-region.
French military intervention in 2013 halted militant insurgency but the operation later turned into a de facto partition of the African country, PM Choguel Kokalla Maiga says.
Burkina Faso's army has ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the borders.
U Win Htein is a longtime political prisoner, who has spent long stretches of time in and out of detention for campaigning against military rule.
The decision has been taken after the country's junta chief was excluded from a regional ASEAN summit.
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