CNN quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Islamist militants’ attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako:

Though military pressure largely drove Islamist militants from cities, they have regrouped in the desert areas, said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Washington-based Atlantic Council.

“Unfortunately, this (hotel) is a likely target” because it is popular with international guests such as U.N. workers, Pham said.

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