Unknown jihadists attacked a luxury hotel in November, killing 20 people including many foreigners.
The attack on the luxury hotel in Mali's capital killed 20 people.
The claims of the relatively new militant group are considered to be the most credible
Twenty people plus two gunmen died in Friday's assault on the Radisson Blu hotel.
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Investigators at the crash site in northern Mali said it was unlikely that the plane was attacked before it crashed, killing 116
The flight, that passes over conflict-ridden northern Mali, was scheduled to land in Algiers at 5.10am but never arrived