More of the catastrophic fallout from former President Obama’s Libyan jihad misadventure. Say what you will about Qadafi, he kept the jihad force contained. North Africa descends into chaos and jihad war while millions of North African “migrants” invade Europe.
BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have ‘taken hostages in resort popular with Western tourists’
No information has yet been given on whether there are any casualties involved
Gunfire and billowing smoke were reported at a resort on the edge of Bamako
By Paddy Dinham For Mailonline, June 17, 2017:
A tourist camp popular with Westerners in the Malian capital was under attack on Sunday, according to witnesses.
Malian troops and soldiers from France’s Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the site on the edge of Bamako, where nearby residents reported hearing shots fired while smoke billowed into the air.
There was no information immediately available on any casualties.
The west African country has been battling a jihadist insurgency for several years, with Islamist fighters roaming the north and centre of Mali.
In November 2015, gunmen took guests and staff hostage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako in a siege that left at least 20 people dead, including 14 foreigners.
The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).The area is frequented by tourists, but Mali has been blighted over issues with terrorists in recent years
A state of emergency has been renewed several times since the Radisson Blu attack, most recently in April when it was extended for six months.
In 2012 Mali’s north fell under the control of jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda who hijacked an ethnic Tuareg-led rebel uprising, though the Islamists were largely ousted by a French-led military operation in January 2013.
But jihadists have mounted numerous attacks on civilians and the army, as well as on French and UN forces still stationed there.