On August 13, 2017, suspected al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) gunmen opened fire on a Turkish restaurant and hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 19 people were killed and 22 others were wounded.
CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler quoted: "These include al-Shabaab, which still controls much of rural Somalia, the JNIM active in West Africa – particularly Mali – and the Indian subcontinent branch of al-Qaeda (AQIS).
'He accepted important new players in the al-Qaeda network,' said Hans-Jakob Schindler, director of the NGO Counter-Extremism Project and former UN adviser."
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