World News – GB – 2 terrorists sentenced to death for several attacks, including the massacre of a hotel in Mali in 2015, which left 20 dead


Two extremist Islamic terrorists were sentenced to death Wednesday in Mali for carrying out a terrorist attack and planning two more, including the 2015 hostage crisis in which two gunmen killed 20 people in a hotel

Fawaz Ould Ahmed and Sadou Chaka pleaded guilty and expressed no remorse for the three attacks, French news agency AFP reported

In this November 20, 2015 photo, Malian authorities help a hostage in the center to leave the Radisson Blu hotel to safety after gunmen attacked the hotel in Bamako, Mali (Harouna Traoré /)

Ould Ahmed, a Mauritian national, said he was personally responsible for a March 2015 attack in which he shot five people at a restaurant in the Malian capital of Bamako, according to Reuters

Ould Ahmed and Chaka are best known for planning the November 2015 attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Two terrorists took 170 people hostage at this posh hotel, ultimately executing 20 of them before special forces stormed the building and killed the jihadists

The Radisson attack was carried out by al-Mourabitoun, an African terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda that Ould Ahmed and Chaka said were part of.They also pleaded guilty to organizing another raid on a hotel in Mali in August 2015 which killed 17 people

Malian authorities captured Ould Ahmed in April 2016 while he was preparing a new attack in Bamako They found him armed with grenades and a suitcase full of weapons

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