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Breaking news: Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital, 170 taken hostage

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 05:54 AM

Another terrorist event with 170 hostages taken.. lives feeds are popping up everywhere, and this was originally tweeted through Agence France Presse about an hour ago.. Mali was a former colony of France so this may very well be another attempt against French citizens.. Spanish military have 139 servicemen there;

Here is some information from the reuters article:

'Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel packed with foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, taking 170 hostages in a former French colony that has been battling rebels allied with al Qaeda for several years.

A senior security source said some of the hostages had been freed after being made to recite verses from the Koran. The French newspaper Le Monde quoted the Malian security ministry as saying at least three hostages had been killed."

30 employees, and 130 rooms at the luxury Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali.

edit on 20-11-2015 by tony9802 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:01 AM
80 hostages were just rescued.

Special forces have already started an assault.

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:02 AM
a reply to: tony9802

What I picked up is Belgium, French and US citizens may be among the hostages.

Mali, 'former' French colony, still under occupation by French military personnel and a source of France's Uranium for their growing number of nuclear power reactors. They've had trouble with the locals before…

some background while you wait for developments.

World News

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posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:04 AM
Its up to the 4th page here..

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:05 AM
a reply to: Shamrock6

The operation is still underway..French nationals held in Bamako hotel siege: French presidential source:

Yes, from the looks of it, some have been rescued, but the other half still remain..

edit on 20-11-2015 by tony9802 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 20 2015 @ 06:06 AM
a reply to: gps777

Yes, and thanks.

Closing this one.

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