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At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

Jan 16, 2016 - 9:32 AM

5th UPDATE Security forces retake the four star Splendid hotel popular with Westerners and UN personnel A total of 126 people were freed including 33 wounded

AL-QAEDA ATTACK. Burkina Faso's soldier stands near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on January 15, 2016. Photo by Ahmed Ouoba / AFP

Mali and neighbors in mourning as siege hotel yields clues

Nov 23, 2015 - 2:31 PM

A Malian security source says authorities are actively pursuing at least 3 people over the attack

UNDER CONTROL. Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation, Bamako, Mali November 20, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

Nov 21, 2015 - 5:40 PM

2nd UPDATE The assault is claimed by the Al Qaeda affiliate Al Murabitoun group led by notorious one eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

MALI HOTEL SEIGE. Members of special forces stand guard in front of the entrance of the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on November 20 after the assault of security forces. Photo by Habibou Kouyate/AFP

Belmokhtar's jihadist group says it's Qaeda branch

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar allegedly masterminded the 2013 siege of an Algerian gas plant in which 38 hostages mainly Westerners were killed

KILLED. An undated handout picture made available by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on 15 June 2015 shows Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran Islamist fighter affiliated with al-Qaeda in North Africa. FBI/EPA

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar 'killed in US strike'

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:20 AM

UPDATED One eyed Islamist commander Belmokhtar was the leader of the north African Al Murabitoun militant group and a former chief of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM

KILLED. An undated handout picture made available by the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on 15 June 2015 shows Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a veteran Islamist fighter affiliated with al-Qaeda in North Africa. FBI/EPA

Mali vows not to bow to terror after jihadist killings

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Mali vow not to bow to terror and to punish the jihadists behind a deadly nightclub attack in the capital as local and French investigators join forces to hunt down the killers

Militants attack UN as Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers

Mar 08, 2015 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED Meanwhile in Bamako police in bulletproof vests patrol the area where a masked gunman had burst into La Terrasse a popular venue among expats

MALI ATTACK. An interior view of 'La Terrasse' bar where a gunman opened fire at Rue Princesse in the Hippodrome neighborhood of Bamako, Mali, on March 7, 2015. Photo by Alex Duval Smith/EPA