A deadly attack and hostage-taking at a Mali hotel is believed to be the work of an Islamist organisation with ties to an Al-Qaeda linked group, investigators said Monday.Breitbart notes that the hotel is often used by UN staffers. Unfortunately, there's no chance the UN will ever learn that their kowtowing will not stop these barbarians from turning on even their employees.
Although no-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, investigators found phone numbers and addresses on the bodies of the "terrorists" which suggested they belonged to an Islamist group.
The hostage crisis, which began early Friday, ended nearly 24 hours later when Malian troops stormed the Byblos Hotel in the central town of Sevare.
The Malian government said four soldiers, five UN workers and four "terrorists" were killed. Among the victims were two Ukrainians, a Nepalese and a South African, according to the UN mission in Mali.
Investigators said there were "strong suspicions" the hostage-takers were from the newly-formed Macina Liberation Front (FLM), an Islamist extremist group drawn from the Fulani people from the centre of the country.
"Investigators found telephone numbers and address on the bodies of the terrorists... which supports the FLM theory," a security source said, indicating that an identity card found on one of the bodies showed he was from a the Macina area.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Monday, August 10, 2015
A JIHAD ATTACK IN MALI
And the AFP just wants to say there's a "strong suspicion" that jihadists were the culprits in this hostage crisis that just took place:
Posted by Avi Green at 2:25 PM