Burkina Faso soldiers launch counter-coup 9 months after last political upheaval

More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso's army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country's coup leader-turned-president, Lt.-Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown.

A spokesperson introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency.

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