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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 in mourning after at least 27 killed in hotel attack

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The Malian government declares a 10 day nationwide state of emergency from midnight on Friday November 20 over the assault and called three days of mourning for the victims

ASSAULT OF SECURITY FORCES. Officers evacuate bodies of victims from 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

'Strong suspicion' Mali hotel gunmen linked to jihadists

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Investigators say they found phone numbers and addresses on the bodies of the terrorists which suggested they were affiliated with the Macina Liberation Front

BURNED DOWN. A photo taken on August 8, 2015 shows a burned vehicle in front of the Hotel Byblos in the central Malian town of Sevare, after gunmen stormed the hotel on August 7. Stringer/AFP

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

US charges ex-head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Jul 20, 2013 - 8:19 AM

Mokhtar Belmokhtar allegedly masterminded the deadly January siege at an Algerian gas plant

Fate of Algeria gas plant hostages, country by country

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Here is a country by country compilation of available provisional information on the hostages at a gas facility in Algeria

Algeria hostage crisis ends in bloodbath

Jan 20, 2013 - 8:07 AM

UPDATED Algerian troops stormed a remote gas plant Saturday January 19 to end a hostage crisis that killed 23 foreigners and Algerians 7 of them executed by their Islamist captors in a final military assault