UN: Ban condemns attack on AU base in Somalia's southern region

New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the
terrorist attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab on Friday against an African Union
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in the town of El Adde, Gedo region in
Somalia.

In a statement issued in New York on Friday, the UN chief noted that details
of the incident were still being verified, and commended the efforts of AMISOM
troops working for peace in Somalia.

Ban also affirmed that the attack would not diminish the resolve of the UN to
work hand in hand with the African Union and AMISOM to support the people
and Government of Somalia.

Also, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union
Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira commended
the fast response and gallantry exhibited by its troops.

Mr. Madeira stated: "Attacks such as this further demonstrate the vile nature
of Al Shabaab, whose sole purpose is to spread terror and continue the
destabilization of Somalia.

"Our resolve can only be rejuvenated, to fight on until Somalia is freed of all
elements of terror."
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15 january 2016 19:33:18




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