Burkina Faso Coup Leader Asks His Men to Disarm as Army Attacks

Burkinabe soldiers patrol near to the Presidental Security Regiment military barracks in Ouagadougou, on Sept. 29, 2015.

Photographer: Sia Kambou/AFP via Getty Images

The general who led a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso this month asked his men to hand over their weapons following a brief attack by the national army on the elite unit that plunged Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer into crisis.

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