Al Qaeda Says It Carried Out Ivory Coast Beach Attack as Revenge Against France
The militants said Sunday's raid in Grand Bassam, which killed 18 people, was meant as a warning for countries who have allied with France and its military operations in West Africa.
Al Qaeda Militants Stopped for Beers Before Launching Deadly Beach Attack in Ivory Coast
Four men arrived in a Ford saloon car at a beachside bar around noon on Sunday, according to a waiter at the establishment, before launching the attack that killed 18 people.
Bloody Attacks on Ivory Coast Hotels Raise Profile of African al Qaeda Branch
This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.