The Burkina Faso Attacks

Posted By January 19, 2016 No Comments

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for last week’s hotel attack in Burkina Faso, killing 29 people. Six Canadians were killed: aid worker Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys Chamberland, children Maude and Charlelie, and family friends Louis Chabot and Suzanne Bernier—all from Quebec.

Tom Quiggin of the Terrorism and Security Experts Network Canada explains the competitive attitudes of Al Qaida and ISIS in that region.