Early Friday morning nearly 200 hostages were were taken after a hotel was overrun by terrorists in Mali, a colony belonging to France. At least three people have already been killed.
At this point, French law enforcement officials have stormed the hotel and 80 hostages have been released.
Mali latest: 80 hostages freed from Bamako hotel siege including 12 #AirFrance staff as special forces storm the hotel— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) November 20, 2015
President Obama has been briefed and is monitoring the situation, which is ongoing.