UN Security Council Condemns Al Shabaab’s Attack on African Union Army Base

United Nations Security Council Condemns Strongly the Deadly Al Shabaab Attack on African Union Base
United Nations Security Council Condemns Strongly the Deadly Al Shabaab Attack on African Union Base

Somalia: September 2, 2015, United Security Council strongly condemned the recent attack orchestrated by Al Shabaab militants against a base belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The attack at Janaale army base resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

In a statement released to the press, the Council condemned the attack, which occurred on September 1, 2015 and expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and Government of Uganda. The Council also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Council underlined their gratitude to AMISOM and its troop-contributing countries for their bravery and sacrifices in the fight against Al Shabaab militants.

The Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The Council pressed speedy need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

The Council urged its 15 member States in accordance with their obligations and under international law to cooperate actively with Somalia government in order to defeat Al Shabaab terrorists and bring peace and stability to the country.

The Security Council underlined that not even acts of terrorism will deter or weaken their commitment to supporting peace and reconciliation process in Somalia

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