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Al Qaeda Franchise Attacks a Hotel in Burkina Faso

Jan 16, 2016 | 02:30 GMT
A soldier stands near Burkina Faso’s Hotel Splendid where gunmen from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb attacked Jan. 15. (AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)
A soldier stands near Burkina Faso's Splendid Hotel, where gunmen from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb attacked Jan. 15.
(AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)

This type of high-profile attack is a way for al Qaeda to garner attention and show that the Islamic State does not have a monopoly on terrorism....

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