Eighteen bodies removed from hotel as Malian special forces end siege
Ireland to decide in coming days whether to send troops to Mali
Eighteen bodies have been recovered after a hotel siege in Mali's capital Bamako, according to reports.
Malian special forces stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel earlier today to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage.
The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is popular with foreign businesses and airline crews, shooting and shouting "God is great!" in Arabic. The gunmen were also heard speaking English, a freed hostage told reporters.
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