Islamic State fighters may be fueled not only by ideological fervor, but also by a black-market amphetamine popular in the Middle East. U.S. officials says it is believed that some jihadist fighters are using the drug Captagon, an amphetamine pill that can cause a surge of energy and a euphoric high.
Assailants with guns blazing attacked a hotel hosting diplomats and others in Mali's capital on Friday morning, leaving at least 21 people dead and trapping dozens in the building for hours, officials in the West African nation said.
Malian and U.N. security forces launched a counterattack at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and escorted guests out. By late afternoon, no hostages were believed to remain in the building, though attackers still were inside, army Col. Mamadou Coulibaly told reporters.
Salah Abdeslam is the subject of an international search warrant. He was last seen driving toward the Belgian border when police stopped and questioned him a few hours af