Saturday, November 21, 2015

Assault on Radisson Blu: After Action Report--


1.) The attack began at 7: 00 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m., following the intervention of the Malian security forces. Security operations continued until late in the evening.
Two of the attackers died, one of them being detonated. But the blur still reigns on the total number of attackers. The Malian forces were assisted by present foreign soldiers in Mali because of the crisis affecting the country from 2012.
2.) Armed men arrived in a vehicle with a diplomatic plate, take first to the hotel before taking hostage the occupants of the establishment.
Inside, 170 guests from 14 nationalities. This place has the habit to welcome strangers and to host international conferences. If dozens of occupants were able to exit from the first minutes, others have waited four hours in their room before returning to freedom with the arrival of special forces.
3.) Armed men are concentrated in the " 7th floor and fired in the corridors », tells a safe source. Then, throughout the day, customers were evacuated in small groups by the security forces.
The operation ended after seven hours. 21 people found death in the attack, according to the Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who spoke on the night of Friday to Saturday on State television. Earlier, a review of the security forces reported 27 dead.
4.) Among the victims were a Belgian, senior official of the international organization of la Francophonie, and an American. The identity of the other deceased is yet known. The french Minister of defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian indicated that no French victim was to be deplored.

5.)  Late in the afternoon, according to a sound material broadcast in the evening by the Qatari channel al-Jazeera, the Group of Moktar Belmoktar, al-Mourabitoune, claimed the hostage.

will continue with follwups as made avail--

recon out--

Ce que l'on sait de l'attentat à l’hôtel Radisson de Bamako

Murder in Bamako: Maliweb Bulletins--

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mr. Marlboro Attacks Bamako Radisson--

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