Next War in Burkina-Faso - US Evacuates Embassy
US citizens in Burkina Faso should leave the country as soon as they can and others should weigh the risks of travelling there, the State Department said in a press release.
"The Department of State… recommends that US citizens currently in Burkina Faso depart as soon as it is feasible to do so," the release explained on Monday.
On September 16, members of the Presidential Security Regiment took control of the presidential palace and detained Burkina Faso's president, prime minister and other cabinet members, according to the release.
On Monday, the State Department also authorized the voluntary departure of family and non-emergency personnel from the US Embassy in Ouagadougou, the release added.
The broken-out political turmoil has triggered violence and the security environment remains fluid, as gunfire continues to be reported along with demonstrations and roadblocks.