Mali – Radisson Blu Massacre

21st December, 2015
On 20 November 2015, 22 people were gunned down at the Hotel Radisson Blu. Two young black African men, of as yet unknown origin, entered the hotel early morning and indiscriminately shot dead guests and waiters and were eventually killed by Malian military forces sent to evacuate hotel guests and personnel caught in the building. The jihadist group Al-Mourabitoun, led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, claimed joint responsibility with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). This claim appears most credible and is contrary to Western news outlets that linked the attack to the Paris massacres on 15 November, claimed in the name of DAESH (or ISIS). The real perpetrators behind the youths that carried out the attack, are yet to be identified.