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1987 Burkinabé coup d'état
Location Burkina Faso AU Africa.svg
Date 15 October 1987
Location 12°21′26″N 1°32′7″W / 12.35722°N 1.53528°W / 12.35722; -1.53528Coordinates: 12°21′26″N 1°32′7″W / 12.35722°N 1.53528°W / 12.35722; -1.53528
Result

Coup attempt succeeds.

Belligerents

Government

  • CDRs
Military faction
NPFL
Supported by:
Libya
France
United States
Israel
Côte d'Ivoire
Togo
Mali
Commanders and leaders
Thomas Sankara Executed Blaise Compaoré
Jean-Baptiste Boukary Lingani
Henri Zongo
Charles Taylor
Casualties and losses
Numerous casualties.

The 1987 Burkinabé coup d'état was a coup d'état by the Burkina Faso Armed Forces. It happened on 15 October 1987. It was started by Captain Blaise Compaoré against the President Thomas Sankara, who was his friend.

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