France to comply with Burkina Faso demand for military withdrawal

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France is to complete a total military withdrawal from Burkina Faso after the ruling junta of the West African country demanded on Monday that the around 400 French soldiers stationed there leave within a month, amid speculation that the Burkinabè regime will now turn to the Kremlin-backed Wagner mercenary group for support in its war with jihadist insurgents.

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France has agreed to a request from Burkina Faso's military leaders to withdraw all its troops from the country, reports BBC News.