Four Al-Qaeda terrorists killed in rescue operation in Burkina Faso

At least 23 people, including 18 Westerners, were killed when four attackers from al-Qaeda's West African affiliate launched an assault on a hotel and a café in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso all night on Friday. Survivors who escaped Hotel Splendid and nearby Café Cappuccino told how the assailants struck just after 8.30pm as crowds gathered for Friday night activities, firing into the air and chanting "Allahu Akhbar" before starting to kill people. “We had to act dead for more than one hour as terrorists checked and killed anyone found to be alive, to escape being killed” diners at the Cappuccino café explained. “They kept coming back. You'd think it was over, and then they'd come back and shoot more people. They would come back and see if the white people were moving and then they would shoot them again," a Slovenian social anthropologist told Reuters. In addition to the four jihadists, at...