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Al Qaeda’s hotel siege ends in West Africa

SHAFAQNA - A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda’s official branch in North Africa,…

Hostage crisis in Western Africa - ISIL links feared

SHAFAQNA - An ongoing hostage situation is being reported at a hotel in the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, after at least three armed turbaned men began shooting at a hotel frequently used by Westerners and UN staff,…