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In this image taken from video from AP Television, plain-clothed policemen leading people away near the Splendid Hotel, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The SITE Intelligence Group reports that an al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for the ongoing siege on an upscale hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso's capital where an unknown number of hostages are being held. (AP Television via AP)
In this image taken from video from AP Television, plain-clothed policemen leading people away near the Splendid Hotel, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The SITE Intelligence Group reports that an al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for the ongoing siege on an upscale hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso's capital where an unknown number of hostages are being held. (AP Television via AP)

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The U.S. military has been asked to provide support to French and local authorities engaged in a hostage crisis in Burkina Faso, where at least 20 people have been killed. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

U.S. military asked to assist in Burkina Faso attack

The U.S. military has been asked to provide support to French and local authorities engaged in a hostage crisis in Burkina Faso, where at least 20 people have been killed. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.