The Burkinabe military Thursday announced the deaths of 11 soldiers who unknown gunmen killed during a counter-offensive operation.
Four others sustained severe injuries in the mission to recapture territories lost in the east and north of the country.
These military actions have already resulted in heavy casualties among the enemy and the regaining of control of some areas, the armed forces said.
More than one hundred and twelve insurgents were neutralized.
The Burkinabe army in the statement stated that operations are ongoing in the eastern provinces of Tapoa, Boulgou, and Koulpelogo and in several areas in the north.
According to government figures, 40 percent of Burkina Faso is out of state control following violent extremism by fighters linked with al Qaeda and Islamic State.
Attacks by these groups have killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions, including in neighboring Mali and Niger and Mali, despite the presence of foreign troops and United Nations peacekeepers.