The New Jihadist Strategy In The Sahel

Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

It’s the response to the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) attack in Burkina Faso on 15 January that left 30 people dead. Until the assault on the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel, next door on Ouagadougou’s trendy Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Burkina Faso, like Senegal, felt safe from the jihadist violence that has destabilised other countries in the region.

  • mobuyus

    These dumb fucks will never wake up as long as they wear pajamas.

  • tom_billesley

    Elsewhere in the Sahel….
    Five UN peacekeepers have been killed in a mortar attack on their base in Kidal in northern Mali.
    Thirty others were injured in the raid, which involved rockets and a truck bomb