The kidnapping of foreigners in the hotel in the capital city Mali became the next terrorist attack carried out in recent days in the world. In a special operation about three dozen people killed. And again the responsibility for the attack claimed by radical Islamists. Can the “Caliphate” to start the all-out terrorist war against their enemies around the world?
In the attack on Friday morning, militants in the Radisson hotel in Bamako took hostage about 140 guests and 30 staff.
“In Africa every day to organize attacks on “the Sheratons” or popular among Europeans restaurants”
Among the foreigners were Africans, and citizens of France, Belgium, the USA, Turkey and China – it was reported, however, that the terrorists had released those who were able to read passages from the Koran: so managed to get some of the Turks. The hotel was immediately cordoned off, after which began the operation on his release, which involved the French military, and even us special forces. As a result – about 30 hostages killed.
This is not the first attack on foreigners in Bamako this year – in March were shot by the visitors of the restaurant (were killed including employees of the UN mission) – and not the first terrorist attack in Mali in recent months. In March, fired at the UN mission in Kidal (three killed), and in August was attacked the hotel in the city of Sévaré, home to foreigners working for the UN, and during the release of the hostages killed 13 people. Then responsibility on itself took the Islamist group “al-Murabitun” acting in the countries of the Sahara – and this time, after the storming of the hotel, said about his involvement.
“Al-Murabitun”, formally considered to be Algerian, has grown from “al-Qaeda of the Maghreb”, but in may this year pledged allegiance to “Islamic Caliphate”. So we’re dealing not only with a purely Malian or Maghrebi history, but with the continued wave of terror rising in recent weeks. Can the “Caliphate” to start the all-out terrorist war against their enemies around the world?
As before, “al-Qaeda”, now the “Caliphate” has many allies throughout the Islamic world. Increasingly it’s not just an isolated extremist groups, and organizations that control specific territory. After the Declaration last year of a “Caliphate,” many Islamists have started to swear allegiance to the Emir al-Baghdadi – from Central Asia to Egypt, from the Philippines to Nigeria.Related posts: