Burkina army enters capital as coup leaders free president

Supporters of Burkina Faso's coup leader general Gilbert Diendere rally in Ouagadougou on September 21, 2015Burkina Faso army troops have entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance and begun negotiating the surrender of coup leaders, police said early Tuesday as France’s ambassador tweeted that the interim president had been released. “All units (of the army mobilised on Monday to march on the capital) reached Ouagadougou” overnight, Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo, deputy head of the Burkinabe police, told AFP. “We must now secure the surrender of the (coup leaders) without gunfire or bloodshed,” he said.

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