News in Review ​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

News in Review ​​Burkina Faso Attack: Westerners Targeted

An al-Qaeda-linked attack in West Africa in January 2016 is raising concerns about global security. Burkina Faso in West African is a largely Muslim country. Jihadist attackers raided a luxury hotel and a nearby cafe in the country's capital, Ouagadougou. They were shooting and taking hostages — targeting foreigners. An ensuing siege with security forces lasted 12 hours, ending with 29 people dead from 18 different countries, including Canada. Another 50 people were injured.

  • 2016
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016
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Edition
March 2016
Subjects
Terrorism -- Burkina Faso [LCSH] Terrorism -- Africa, West [LCSH] Victims of terrorism -- Québec (Province) [LCSH] Qaida (Organization) [LCSH] IS (Organization) [LCSH] Jihad [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Political science [LCSH]
Team
Michael Serapio (Host), Alana Cole (Journalist), Nahlah Ayed (Journalist), Catherine Cullen (Journalist), David Common (Journalist)
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