After Burkina Faso attack, AQIM praises Palestinian revolt against Israel

On January 18, the media institution of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement regarding the Burkina Faso attack that AQIM claimed responsibility for.

In the statement, the organization promises that the French and their allies will not be secure as long as Muslims in Africa are not secure, and claims that the Burkina Faso attack is "but a drop in the sea of global jihad."

The terror attack in Burkina Faso took place on January 15, when al-Qaida militants seized the Splendid hotel in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, opened fire on a restaurant and attacked another hotel nearby, killing at least 28 people.

After vowing to attack the "western crusaders," AQIM sent a message to Palestinians in al-Aksa, claiming that "the jihadists fighting in Africa's deserts turn their eyes to Jerusalem" and praising Palestinians for their "Knife Intifada."