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The hijacker allegedly made political demands prior to his arrest by Cypriot authorities
Mali special forces have stormed the upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako and freed around 80 hostages. Suspected Islamist miltiants had taken around 170 guests and staff hostage in brazen daylight attack. Mali’s state-run broadcaster reports that special forces had stormed a luxury hotel, freeing many hostages held by suspected Islamist gunmen. Friday’s attack …
Younis Makhyoun and Al-Nour Party delegation meets with Governor of North Sinai
Border security members end their sit-in upon news of the release of the seven hostages
Unknown gunmen attack a Central Security Forces camp in Sinai amid hostage crisis
A spokesman for the “Signatories in Blood,” headed by Islamist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, said 34 hostages were killed when Algerian special forces raided the plant on Thursday, a day after it was seized.
As the 72-hour deadline for the American and Egyptian hostages passes, the abductor threatens to harm them if his uncle is not released from prison. Police said authorities were engaged in ending the standoff.