Burkina Faso army 'kills 20 jihadists in new push'
The army and air force have been deployed in the North and Sahel regions since 5 May. A source said communication equipment, weapons, ammunition and vehicles had been recovered by the army, the AFP news agency reports. On Monday the defence ministers of Burkina Faso and neighbouring Ivory Coast said they would step up their fight against the jihadists. Vast swathes of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso are no longer under the control of the central governments.