Mali - Twenty killed in Radisson Blu Hotel attack, Bamako, 20 Nov 2015

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    Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Radisson Blu hotel in Mali

    [video]http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/20/africa/mali-shooting/index.html[/video]
     
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    Screenshot 2015-11-20 at 4.48.19 AM.png

    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/667639788284063744



    BREAKING: Hotel company says 170 hostages - 140 guests and 30 employees - taken in Radisson Blu attack in Mali.

    https://twitter.com/AP


    Screenshot 2015-11-20 at 4.35.48 AM.jpg

    according to Olivier Saldago for UN's MIUNUSMA

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/20/africa/mali-shooting/index.html



    "attackers used grenades in the assault. He did not have information on casualties or the number of assailants involved, but said he was not aware of hostages having been taken at the hotel."

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a683...shooter-radisson-bamako-mali-americans-should
     
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    A similar attack shook the West African country in August, when a suspected jihadist gunman killed 13 people – five of them UN employees – during a hostage siege in the central Malian town of Sevare.

    l.


    SECURITY MESSAGE (2/4) The U.S. Embassy staff has been asked to shelter in place. All U.S. citizens should shelter in place


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    SECURITY MESSAGE (3/4) Private U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact their families.
    https://twitter.com/USEmbassyMali?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

    Un forces on scene
     
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    Ok, I guess this could be a continuaation of Paris.
    No coneections at this time confimred- gut historically

    Big diplomatic smummit there last week?

    Lots of French stuff here:

    World’s deadliest jihadists are not in Iraq or Syria — they’re in Mali

    oh brother, appernetly a signigant French angle here

    French forces won back the territory from al-Qaeda in early 2013 with more than 4500 soldiers in the region, according to Foreign Policy.
    But now that France has withdrawn most of its troops, Mali has become the deadliest place on the planet.

    http://www.news.com.au/world/worlds...i/news-story/b1fb298ff3d08dcf607bd80815820918
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    Very internationl hotel

    I just dont want to be Don Lemmon! But Frech TV is covered this



     
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    This article says 3 gunmen arrived in a vehicle with diplomatic license plates.
    http://www.eturbonews.com/66116/radisson-blu-hotel-under-deadly-terror-attack

    The hotel is a hub for tourists and expatriates. According to reports at least 9 were killed including French and Belgian citizens. Hostages are taken, including more foreigners.

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    CNN reporting Chinese are among those staying at the hotel.
     
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    Breaking

    Near the Nigerian Area

    Radisson hotel in Mali attacked; 170 hostages taken

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The company that runs the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital says assailants have taken 170 hostages in a brazen assault involving grenades.

    The Brussels-based Rezidor Hotel group said the assailants had "locked in" 140 guests and 30 employees.

    Malian army commander Modibo Nama Traore said 10 gunmen stormed the hotel Friday morning shouting "Allahu Akbar" or "God is great" in Arabic before firing on the guards and taking hostages.

    The U.S. and French embassies asked their citizens to take shelter where they are in Bamako

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a683...shooter-radisson-bamako-mali-americans-should
     
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    BREAKING: Turkish state media says 6 Turkish Airlines personnel are among hostages in Mali

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/667652896004177920



    Mali security forces escort two women from besieged Bamako hotel

    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/667645510816301057?lang=en





    Expert Douglas Yates: sparse notes from what he said

    Ansar al Deen, basically a group that usurped the Tuareg movement, destroyed Timbaktu,...

    Vast mineral resources.

    Security conflict, France intervened, the Northern areas sparse and insecure

    A hotel with Western tourists makes for a major target in their global jihad...

    ~


    About a dozen hostages rescued, so far

    update the number of gunman from 2 to 10 not yet known

    FR
    Many people gathered,

    a neighborhood where you can fine a lot of companies and ministries.

    busy fri morning there

    attacker arrived really early in the morning,

    people heard them shooting and shouting Allah Akbar

    The hostages are at a certain stair...

    Security around, SF on scene,

    preparing to go in

    perhaps some hostages freed

    A groups, linked CharHeb, vowed revenge
    [didn't catch the name]

    Cells in South of Mali, close to Ivorian boarder

    recently 4 cell in Bamako

    new attacks one month ago in Bamako

    http://www.france24.com/en/timeline/global/ notes from livestream
     
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    Well maybe the only one good ting out of this mess in Paris is that they are making quite a few enemies!

    [video=youtube;egz-hT3d_ek]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egz-hT3d_ek[/video]



    started around 8AM their time
     
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    security forces stomed

    7 hostages out France 24

    six French people are among those held in Bamako hotel siege in Mali. Turkish Airlines personnel in the hotel," the official told Reuters.

    gunmen free some hostages, including those able to recite verses of the Koran - Security sources
    At least two private security guards injured






     
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    Sadly it appeaars not, in uch the same way Beruit, Turkey the ariplane etc are all conncected with Paris as it relates to terrorists really suddenly are becoming numbling active

    All connected ........................IMO
     
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    Good morning all


    So all those who have been following this Mali disaster - is this Al Qaeda , as opposed to ISIS?

    :thinking:
     
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    Goodness gracious

    they are allowing people out who are Muslim and can recite the Koran - they are sparing people based on their religion...
    ........that's just so wrong isn't it!
     
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    Screenshot 2015-11-20 at 6.37.15 AM.jpg

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    Do not jump to conclusions on links to Paris.

    Unconfirmed: The two women released were forced to recite verses of the Koran before being released

    From a local expat on the phone, so far has had no information on air in Mali about the attack.

    Mali: 100 meters, just a few minutes ago

    many nationalities

    Blue hat, not mandate, just assisting the Mali forces, and they were walking out one more freed hostage and as he spoke

    Two drove up in a black 4 X 4 Toyota with Dip plates still there with the doors open, over powered the guards


    16 hostages freed

    3 people have died

    Canadian stayed in his room until freed by security forces

    more details later

    http://www.france24.com/en/timeline/global/



    Paris:


    A high level target, there's a big Chineses business presence in Bamako at this hotel, and airline staff stay there

    UN staff there, but fortunately UN forces were able to pull them out.

    Level of alert had been raised.




    Mali security forces storming besieged Bamako hotel: minister

    https://twitter.com/AFP/status/667653174984093696?lang=en


    BREAKING: Mali army commander says about 20 hostages freed from Bamako hotel seized by gunmen.


    https://twitter.com/AP/status/667657221220773888


    Thank you, SofieRose!

    Screenshot 2015-11-20 at 5.50.41 AM.png

    https://twitter.com/AmichaiStein1/status/667645225066713088



    Screenshot 2015-11-20 at 5.54.38 AM.jpg

    http://live.reuters.com/Event/World_News?utm_source=twitter
     
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    They just interviewed a person on CNN over the phone. He said they are bringing the hostages up to the roof.
     
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    One saving grace is the ready assistance from all the special forces who were swift to act and many of the injured are already evacuated.

    Here's hoping this attack will not be so deadly and they can get the rest out.
     

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