December 6, 2022

U.S. condemns al-Shabab attack on Burundian soldiers in Somalia

Department Spokesperson Ned Price holds the Daily Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on January 31, 2022. [State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]
Department Spokesperson Ned Price holds the Daily Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on January 31, 2022. [State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]

The United States on Thursday condemned al-Shabab’s May 3 attack on Burundian soldiers serving at the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base in Ceel-Baraf, Somalia.

The United States said it remains steadfast in support of ATMIS and against the scourge of terrorism.

“The United States stands with Burundi in the face of al-Shabab’s May 3 attack on Burundian soldiers serving at the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base in Ceel-Baraf, Somalia,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the fallen, wounded, and missing.”

Price added that “Burundi’s courageous armed forces have for years held the line against transnational terrorism in Somalia.”

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